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What the railroad and Civil War might tell us about our military leadership today

Few senior military leaders sat down during the 1850s to look at how the railroad and telegraph might affect the conduct of a future war.


Erdogan Goes for the Death Blow Against Turkey’s Bureaucracy

In Sunday's constitutional referendum, the country's civil servants will make their last stand as an independent force.

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7 Ways U.S. Entry Into WWI Changed the World

100 years ago today, the United States entered the war to end all wars. The world has never been the same.


Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to determine who counts as disadvantaged.

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