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"
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"