Tag: history

James Buchanan – Worst President Ever?

Covered in green pollen and tucked in a corner of Meridian Hill Park, it’s a monument that attracts little attention. Dog walkers and runners pass by the bronze sculpture without a second glance. A seated figure, looking down, on a marble plinth. It’s James Buchanan, the worst President ever, according to a new biography by Robert Strauss. If you remember Buchanan…




The War That Ended Peace

It was the war they said couldn’t happen. Europe had enjoyed a century of peace. Commerce between the nations was exploding thanks to new inventions and ways of doing business. Knit together by trade, communications and royal marriages, a war in Europe was unthinkable. Moreover, the leaders of the European powers knew that a general…