Tag Archives: Toussaint Louverture

Politicians > Military Leaders > Businessmen, Really?

  Between Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Han Fei-tzu and my rapidly worsening podcast addiction, I’ve been learning an awful lot about ancient history recently. One of the themes I’ve kept running across is this pattern where good politicians seem to be much more important and much more powerful than generals or […]

A Panegyric Upon Liberty

  Let us sing of liberty! Through the clouds of oppression, however thick, ever our sweet light of freedom shown. Though the bloody hands of tyranny bind and abuse our lady of liberty, she struggles on, inevitable in her triumph. Let us sing of liberty! Under your yoke, however weighty, we have suffered with the […]