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The Dutch Republic transformed the fervor of predestination into faith in personal destiny — and the singularly capitalistic means of getting there.
Legal SystemU.S. History
Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
Restrained by both ideology and public sentiment, central banks were once kept from the sort of antics they now regularly indulge in.
Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.
A war for independence and a civil war can be two very different things.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy
The Chinese government has to present unbreakable strength, but they are more vulnerable to a trade war than they admit.
Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?
Civil war was inevitable — because Lincoln made sure it was inevitable.