Behind the Times

The Two Prices of Soy

Who cares whether China stops buying soy from the United States? History suggests we all should.

Not Blair’s War, but Britain’s

The Iraq War has damned the former British Prime Minister in the eyes of many. But his support for regime change was widely shared at the time.

Brexit Forever

History suggests that Britain’s relationship with Europe may never truly be resolved.

India Breaks Free?

India’s decision to decriminalise homosexuality is presented as the country shaking off the last vestiges of colonialism. The reality is not so simple.

The Protectors

Many historical analogies have been drawn to explain the Trump phenomenon. Few have pointed out that the 45th president has something in common with his great predecessor, Abraham Lincoln. Both sought to shape an economy that benefited white working men.