Tag Archive: history

Carrier Moles: The Hidden History

Although it has neither the romantic legacy nor the respect of the famous carrier pigeon, if you need to send a message securely, there is no better method than the carrier mole. Carrier… Continue reading

Data Leaves No Ruins

The best part of any video game is not the beginning, or the middle. The best part is the end. After you have had all the fun, collected all the loot, and defeated… Continue reading

Lessons from Conquistadors and Indians

When the Spanish arrived in the New World in the 16th century, the entire Earth was irrevocably changed. It was the closet thing humanity has come to first contact. Both sides were basically… Continue reading

The Map of Life

There is a certain mystique attached to things that are lost. Lost worlds, lost treasures, and lost civilizations loom in our imaginations. We attach more value to a thing when it is lost… Continue reading

They Will Judge Us by Our Ruins

We live in a age when the word “Judgment” has almost become taboo. Nobody wants to be judged, and nobody is allowed to judge anything. But we are kidding ourselves. Judgment happens all… Continue reading

The Invention of Magic

When we think of the past, and the attitudes of the people who lived then, we think of superstition and fantastical beliefs. Before our modern age of reason and enlightenment, people believed in… Continue reading

Modern Occult Arts

There are many words that have a slightly different meaning depending on the context. Sometimes one interpretation of these words develops such a reputation that people forget it ever meant anything else. Like… Continue reading

How to Judge a Civilization (In Five Easy Steps!)

Strategy games are complex simulations that allow the player to re-live historical events. In these games, the player selects a faction to guide through scenarios while competing with other factions. These scenarios range… Continue reading

Stories from History that ought to be Movies

Creativity is hard work. Fortunately, like all difficult things, there is shortcut. Why spend the time and energy making up new stories, when history provides a nearly inexhaustible supply of interesting and exiting… Continue reading

Old Scholarship and the Secrets of the Cliff Dwellers

I. We all know books are fun. According to posters on the walls of elementary schools, books are magical conduits that can take us to distant times and far away places. Old Books are… Continue reading

Sun Tzu: The Art of Sickness

I. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of the most widely quoted books ever written. The collective guidance of the ancient Chinese general is still the preeminent source on military strategy, even… Continue reading

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