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Grey Eminence

Posted on: July 8th, 2012 by
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by Aldous Huxley

Most people know Cardinal Richelieu as the architect of France's foreign policy during the reign of Louis XIII and the Thirty Years' War.  Less well-known is his right-hand man, Father Joseph du Tremblay, the subject of Aldous Huxley's biography Grey Eminence, Continue reading the story "Grey Eminence"

Europe’s Last Summer

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by
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by David Fromkin

World War I is arguably the major war both least interesting to and most important to Americans. It's traditionally viewed here as a European Civil War that we tried mightily to stay out of. It's frequently argued even now that our involvement was Continue reading the story "Europe’s Last Summer"