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The Times of Tyranny

By Ben Potter The lead-up to the Second World War was often referred to (in its own time) as the Age of the Great Dictators. The idea being that, even though the fledgling American experiment was going rather well, not all democracies were pulling their weight in the war of ideologies. Emerging dictatorial talents in

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Ancient Drunks and Winos

By Ben Potter “Quick, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever”. In one witty aside the Athenian comedian, Aristophanes, has embodied the modern feeling towards the Greeks and the grape. To us, it seems like a beautiful partnership that helped build the foundations of our

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Beware the Ides of March

“Beware the Ides of March.” You may here that phrase today because the 15th of March is referred to as the ‘Ides of March’ and marks the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Ceasar in 44 BC. Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, Consul, statesman, and notable author of Latin prose. He was both

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