Overcome

Overcome The sun beat down on the Gaugamela plain, glinting off of helmets, spear tips and shields as dust and sand rose in great gusts, intermittently blocking the view of the enemy. The call from the officers rang out and the sandaled feet of the Macedonian phalanx advanced, not in a straight line, but at…

Abusing History

Here’s one thing which really bothers me: the abuse of history. It shows itself most often in two different ways, both of which are very disturbing. First, people tend to airbrush history in order to confirm their own biases. And second, people today tend to view previous generations as know-nothing imbeciles. Both of these end…