He is 189 years old and still has an active sex life

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An interesting, but ultimately sad history.

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The incumbent won 240 000 to 9 000, but the number of registered voters was 15 000.

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23000 year-old footprints revolutionize our understanding of American history.

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Americans regularly used to get captured and forced into slavery.

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These structures are over 25 thousand years old.

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The Earth’s north magnetic pole is on the move.

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New discoveries are rewriting history (aliens not included).

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How to analyze current events using historical analogies.

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“History is not a cookbook offering pretested recipes. It teaches by analogy, not by maxims.” — Henry Kissinger

As former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reflected, history teaches by analogy.

“It can illuminate the consequences of actions in comparable situations. Yet each generation must discover for itself what situations…


Divisive politics, unscrupulous politicians, pandemics, they are all here.

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“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” — Wallace Stevens

Many leaders act on the basis of analogies from the past they have in their heads. What they do is often clouded by the analogy they choose. In August 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, the then US…

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A curious polymath who wants to know how everything works. Blog: Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).

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