Read about the terrible influence of the monk Rasputin, and his terrible end.
Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points for Peace. “These points were strangely similar to Pope Benedict XV’s Seven Points that, only a few months before, Wilson had said were impractical…” See also the end of the blog post, which link to some YouTube videos, illustrating “the wide difference between the European and American experience of the ‘Great War.'”
Death of the First Romantic, This is a fascinating look at the changing thinking of Friedrich von Schlegel, one of the early Romantics.
These brief insights into historical moments that continue to shape our history, are drawn from the Catholic Textbook Project. They are written so well that they will interest even those who “aren’t interested” in history. They have an interesting Facebook feed as well.