The Crusades: Now and Then

    Our knowledge of the Crusades has been expanding rapidly in the past few decades.  A good starting point is to read some of the numerous works of Dr. Riley-Smith. http://www.crusades-encyclopedia.com/jonathanrileysmith.html Here is a link to a First Things

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January 11, 1917: Zimmermann Telegram Sent

  I assume that there must be a greater example of diplomatic folly than the Zimmermann Telegram, but I cannot think of it at the moment.  Believing that the entry of the US into the Great War was inevitable with the

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PopeWatch: Knights of Malta

  Troubled times for the Knights of Malta:     Letters seen by English Catholic news weekly The Tablet have revealed that Pope Francis specifically requested the Knights of Malta that no one be dismissed in a dispute that saw

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