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Best Views of Rome 0

Everyone who visits Rome has his or her favorite spots to view the city that needs more than one lifetime. Here are five of mine.

Send yours, please!

  1. The Pincio
  2. The Gianicolo
  3. The Aventine
  4. The Cupola of St. Peter’s
  5. The rooftop of the Sofitel Hotel

McDonald’s Class War with Milan 0


Upscale shopping mall cancels the lease of a down-market store to make way for something more exclusive. Mass versus class – an old story, except that in this case, it involves the politics of global capitalism, an agile turnabout by a clever marketer, and the brio of Italy.

Continued at:
McDonald’s Class War with Milan, Real Clear History, October 22, 2012

Neo-Fascism’s Stunning Rise in Europe 0

The past weighs heavily on us. That’s the message that I got during the first week of a sabbatical in southern Europe. Two incidents, one in Rome and the other outside Athens, showed this roving historian firsthand the real presence of neo-Fascism.

Continued at:
Neo-Facism’s Stunning Rise in Europe, Real Clear World, October 5, 2012.

The Classics Shed Light on the Role of Leadership 0

Leadership is on our minds in this presidential-election year. Many books, schools and seminars teach leadership, and often well. But there’s no manual like the classics.

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The Classics Shed Light on the Role of Leadership, Real Clear History, October 3, 2012

Killing of an Ambassador: A History Lesson 0

Killing an ambassador can lead to dire consequences. President Obama has promised that the killers of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other State Department employees will be brought to justice.

Indeed. Justice is essential, but equally essential is taking the fight to the terrorists who were behind the attack. The U.S. government now suspects an al Qaeda link.

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Killing of an Ambassador, Real Clear History, September 28, 2012