January 2, 2015

When Goethe Met Napoleon

By Amit Majmudar

  During Napoleon’s 1808 campaign in Germany, he visited his favorite author, Goethe. The two giants of the age met twice, once at Weimar and once at Erfurt. Andrew Roberts’s […]

January 17, 2012

Short Takes: Poetic Violence

By Andrew David King

Why is it that, 600 years later, Joan of Arc still fascinates us? And by “us” I mean, of course, not just you and me, reader, but “Shakespeare, Voltaire, Twain, […]