The Difficult Truth About Democracy and Primaries

This exploration was made possible by CuriosityStream. An Athenian named Thucydides wrote a history of the Peloponnesian War. The work is a chronological history, with a mix of philosophical overtones and second-hand reproductions of speeches from figures of the time. He described events in 427 BCE, when Athens put down Continue Reading

Why Didn’t Germans Just Go Around the Berlin Wall?

Hi, I’m the Political Junkie. I need to admit something a little bit embarrassing. When I was a child, I had a major misconception about the Berlin Wall. My teachers were great- it’s not their fault. But if you asked pre-teen me to draw you a map of the division Continue Reading