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Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

POLITICAL THEORY THOREAU AND CVIL DISCOBEDIENCE In March 1845, the United States acquired a new president – James K. Polk – a forceful, aggressive political outsider intent on strengthening his country and asserting its pre-eminence in front of other world powers, especially Mexico and Great Britain. Within a year of his inauguration, he had declared …

The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty

The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty

If you ask most people what classical liberalism is, then theyíll say, itís essentially free-market economics. Itís all about low taxes, laissez faire, reducing the government intervention in the economy. But in fact, thatís a rather impoverished and narrow idea of what classical liberalism is. Itís actually a comprehensive philosophy, a way of thinking about …

Top 10 Conquerors In History

Top 10 Conquerors In History

These are the greatest conquerors in human history ranked solely by the amount of land they brought under their control while in power. Hernán Cortés is a big reason why Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world. Starting with just a few hundred armored soldiers, about 15 horses, and – most importantly, guns …

Pages of European History

Pages of European History

Pages of European History 1859 to 1959 Queen Victoria Napoleon III Various army and men in uniforms German Imperial family Bismark Bankers Soldiers Soldiers Nation of Europe Maps Flags National flags ARMIES MARCHING TO BATTLE Battle Battle and death Death and terror Battle Victory Parade American President Wilson Rich arms dealers Rise of Nazi and …