Category Italy

“Ten Caesars” Book Review: ‘Ambition, Cunning & Cruelty’

“Ten Caesars” Book Review: ‘Ambition, Cunning & Cruelty’   https://fortunascorner.com      “Ten Caesars,” is the title of a new book, just out by Simon & Schuster, and written by Barry Strauss. Mr. Strauss is a Professor of History and Classics, and the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University. He is also […]

Asian Stock Markets Tumble On Overnight News That China Exports To U.S, Fell 20 Percent In February – This Despite Beijing’s Largest Credit Injection Ever — Global Recession In The Offing?

Asian Stock Markets Tumble On Overnight News That China Exports To U.S, Fell 20 Percent In February – This Despite Beijing’s Largest Credit Injection Ever — Global Recession In The Offing?   https://fortunascorner.com      Asian markets tumbled overnight, as China reported that exports to the U.S. fell 20 percent last month/February. All major Chinese stock indexes […]

“Kill Caesar: Assassination In The Early Roman Empire” New Book By Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Henry King Burgwyn Jr. Chair In Military History At Virginia Military Institute

“Kill Caesar: Assassination In The Early Roman Empire” New Book By Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Henry King Burgwyn Jr. Chair In Military History At Virginia Military Institute   https://fortunascorner.com        The title above comes from Col. Rose Mary Sheldon’s new book, “Kill Caesar: Assassination In The Early Roman Empire,” published by Rowman & Littlefield. Ms. […]

Political Turmoil And An Unravelling Budget: Why Spain Is Europe’s Next Powderkeg; And, A Message For The U.S.

Political Turmoil And An Unravelling Budget: Why Spain Is Europe’s Next Powderkeg; And, A Message To The U.S.   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Anna Issac’s article in today’s (February 17, 2019) DailyTelegraph. I refer you to the Daily Telegraph and Ms. Issac’s article for the full details. But, the title sums it up […]

Incredible Shrinking Europe: The Continent’s Grand Unity Project Is Failing; And Its Global Influence Is Fading;”The Rotten Heart Of Europe”

Incredible Shrinking Europe: The Continent’s Grand Unity Project Is Failing; And Its Global Influence Is Fading;”The Rotten Heart Of Europe”   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from an Op-Ed in today’s (Feb. 12, 2019) Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by Walter Russell Mead. According to his Wikipedia biography, Mr. Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor […]

Review: ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’ Shares A Peculiar History Lesson

Review: ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Shares a Peculiar History Lesson The New York Times · by Glenn Kenny “The Catcher Was a Spy” is a character drama and an espionage thriller with a premise so peculiar that a fiction writer would be hard pressed to contrive it. As it happens, the story line is plucked from […]

Italy’s Crisis — And Europe’s: Italy’s President Rejects The Populist Election Winners, Setting Up A Clash Between Democracy And The European Union; Will Ita’l Leave?

Italy’s Crisis — And Europe’s: Italy’s President Rejects The Populist Election Winners, Setting Up A Clash Between Democracy And The European Union; Will Ita’l Leave?   https://fortunascorner.com      We have a new ‘Sick Man Of Europe.’  As history has recorded, in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire (1908-1922), Tsar Nicholas, the last Tsar of […]

The Lion Of Carthage’s Legend Grows: Researchers Discover That Hannibal’s Crossing Of The Alps Was Even Harder, And Bolder Than Historians Previously Thought

The Lion Of Carthage’s Legend Grows: Researchers Discover That Hannibal’s Crossing Of The Alps Was Even Harder, And Bolder Than Historians Previously Thought www.fortunascorner.com         Hannibal of Carthage. One of the bravest, devious, and inspirational battlefield commanders of all time, continues to amaze — even some 2,300 years after his death.  Claudia Joseph, […]

“Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World;” By Eric Metaxas

“Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World;” By Eric Metaxas   www.fortunascorner.com      It is timely as we celebrate the birth of Christ and Christmas that a new biography is published on a “16th century revolutionary,” who “rediscovered God and changed the world.”  Carlos Erie reviewed Eric Metaxas’s new biography […]

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT   www.fortunascorner.com      We’re coming into the final trading stretch of the year; and historically, the best days for equities all year.  For history […]