When you think of politicians, just about the last word that comes to mind is “honesty.” That’s too bad, because there are actually quite a few throughout history known for their devotion to the truth. Sadly, they’re in the minority, hence the Top 10 list. If this were about dishonest politicians, we’d be posting it on TopBillionz.com.
As summer winds down and many of us return to school whether it be as teachers or as students, let us reflect once more on the top ten most important world news stories of the past month. August was another doozey in terms of events of likely lasting historical significance. Indeed, some events from our […]
We all remember JFK’s “Ask Not” speech, and Chuchill’s “We Shall Never Surrender” speech. But many other powerful speeches are often overlooked, probably because they were never given. They only exist on paper and in an alternate universe where circumstances allowed their author to get in front of a microphone and talk.
While many politicians seem like they possess more bark than bite, several have been able to physically back up their words when needed. This list features ten badass politicians who demonstrated bravery in the face of danger, or significant physical prowess during their storied lives. 10. Idi Amin Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin was very much […]
From Lincoln to JFK and Julius Caesar to Martin Luther King, entire books have been written about famous assassinations and how they changed the course of history. Few people, however, take more than a passing glance at those failed attempts that, had they succeeded, would have transformed history just as much, if not more, than […]
Although the First World War technically took place in the same century, World War II was undoubtedly the war of the 20th Century. Unlike the earlier conflict, which was a culmination of events deeply rooted in the 19th Century, WWII fully reflected the technological, political, and cultural trends of the century in which it took […]
Ever since the Moabite King Eglon was stabbed to death on his throne in 1200 BCE (Judges 3:12-30)—and probably long before that—political leaders have been killed for any number of reasons. Usually they are murdered because they are deemed a threat by others in authority, or because of some controversial political stand they have taken, […]
Ten years have passed since the United States was attacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001. The event was a defining moment in U.S. history. After it was discovered that the attacks were orchestrated by Al-Qaeda, the information sparked intense debate in the political world. Former President George W. Bush decided to pass a […]
It only takes a spark to ignite the flames of revolution. As the spirit of changes sweeps through the Middle East, we all should be reminded of the struggles against oppression that has marked the human condition throughout history. The human spirit is difficult to extinguish; a fact that is evident as the quest for […]
The dictionary defines propaganda as the deliberate spreading of information, ideas, or rumors in an effort to either help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, or nation. Most commonly propaganda is used in the political arena. However, it can take used to convince others to embrace a particular scientific, environmental, religious or even moral […]
World War I will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Millions of soldiers died on both sides, and whole generations of young men were wiped out. Armies were bogged down in impenetrable trenches, resulting in thousands dying in futile assaults against fortified enemies. The war also introduced new and terrible […]
The most surprising thing about the following list of the world’s worst money launderers is that, although managing to launder over US$50 billion between them, the combined total amount spent behind bars for their crimes is less than one year. We guess that really makes them the “best” money launderers, in a way. 10. Semion […]
Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States of America, was one of the most intriguing figures of his era. Writer of the Declaration of Independence, he played a crucial role in early American history. As president, he was involved with the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A man […]
Hunter S. Thompson, an infamous writer and social figure who impacted generations of avid and sometimes obsessive readers, is a primary source of America’s most humorous, reckless, revelatory, and sometimes offensive quotes. In an attempt at capturing the vast essence of his genius I have assembled a list of 10 memorable quotes spanning the many […]
As said by famous French statesman George Clemenceau, “War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military,” and even today, his statement still stands true. While most countries have large military forces that are able to deploy and protect at any given time (the largest and most notable being China, at […]