Francis P. Sempa

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  • Feb 28, 2021
    Between Feb. 4-11, 1945, the “Big Three” leaders of the Allied powers met at the Livadia Palace at Yalta in the Crimea to plot end-of-the-war strategy and to plan for the...
  • Feb 20, 2021
    In 1901, Great Britain still ruled the seas, though she would soon be challenged by Kaiser Wilhelm II’s Germany. There had been no European general war since 1815, when allied...
  • Feb 8, 2021
    In Washington, D.C., there are no statues of James Burnham. Most Americans know little or nothing about him. He was not a high-level U.S. government official. He was a writer, a...
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Travel to south-central Pennsylvania and across the border into Maryland and discover a triangle of historic farms where three men who made history during the Cold War lived. One was...
  • Jan 12, 2021
    In the United States, it is often said, “the people rule.” This is one of the myths or “political formulas” that legitimize those who exercise political power...
  • Jan 4, 2021
    Reflecting on Winston Churchill as an historian, J.H. Plumb wrote that, “History was the heart of his faith; it permeated everything which he touched, and it was the mainspring...