Soldier, aesthete, enlightened monarch—but a gambler above all.
As Richard Bassett’s superb book For God and Kaiser shows, Austria’s army expressed the idea that dynastic, cultural and economic relations were more important than national identity.
The British generals who lost the American Revolution were hardly incompetent fools.
Italy’s problems go beyond a single man or the immediate financial crisis. Quite simply, the government cannot govern.
The improbable ascent, sudden collapse and subsequent re-imagination of Prussia.
Today's conservatives can learn from their Tory forbears.
Shortly after the war in Iraq began, British prime minister Tony Blair noted that, given the bitterness on both sides surrounding the war with Iraq, there would need to be "a reckoning about the relations between America and Europe.
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