Revolts of the Debtors: From Socrates to Ibn Khaldun
Money

Revolts of the Debtors: From Socrates to Ibn Khaldun

Last week I attended a wonderful conference in the university town of Tübingen, Germany, on “Debt: The First 3500 Years,” to bring ancient historians together to discuss David Graeber’s book Debt: The First 5000 Years. I was enlightened by two papers in particular. Doctoral fellow Moritz Hinsch from Berlin collected what Socrates (470-399 BC) and…

Europe

Bill O’Reilly on Brexit Motive: In Parts of London, You’re Not Really in England, You’re in Pakistan

Bill O’Reilly said Brexit was about British people saying they’ve had “enough” of open borders and mass immigration. “If you go to parts of London, you’re not really in England — you’re in Pakistan, or you’re in the Middle East, or you’re in the West Indies,” O’Reilly said. “Everybody knows this.” “I think that with…

Russia successfully tests newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system
Military

Russia successfully tests newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system

The Russian Armed Forces should receive the first brigade set of the new missile system in 2016 Russia’s air defense system manufacturer Almaz-Antey has conducted successful testing of the newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system. The tests took place at the Kapustin Yar range near Astrakhan, Southern Russia, the company reported Friday. “In June 2016, experts…

North America

State Department Syria memo: Setting the stage for war with Russia

 24 June 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday morning with several of the State Department “diplomats” who drafted an internal dissent memo calling for the US to launch air strikes against the Syrian government, supposedly as a means of bringing an end to the five-year-old war that has claimed well over a quarter…