My political hero is William Wilberforce, who fought for the end of the British slave trade along with abolition of slavery and emancipation of slaves. This past Sunday was recognized as Amazing Grace Sunday marking the 200th anniversary of one of Wilberforces accomplishments.
One of my new favorite authors is agnostic sociologist Rodney Stark. While he has Catholic sympathies, he is not above letting them have it in his reviews of history. A professor at Baylor University, he has written many journal articles and books on the sociology...
Maps of War has provided this very cool animation – makes me want to go read about these other empires. I can’t wait to cover this stuff when I home school my kids (poor kids ;).