Jesus Was Not a Jew

The history of the land that the present-day nation of Israel occupies, especially regarding Biblical events, can be hard to follow for the average uninterested person. Even those who would call themselves Christians don’t have a strong understanding of the movement of people who lived there. There is a misconception that the Bible, from the

What Communists Don’t Know About “Real” Communism

Communism isn’t a complex or esoteric political ideology. The men who quite literally wrote the blueprint for communism, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, were straightforward and open about what their vision for the future was. Despite Engels and Marx clearly writing in plain language what they stood for, modern-day Communists unwittingly rebuff their intellectual predecessors

A Japanese Ambassador’s Thoughts on Black Americans in 1872

The fall of the Japanese Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868 ushered in the Meiji era, a period of industrialization and modernization. During the reign of the Shogunate, Japan had a period of strict isolationism for 265 years, but the new Empire of Japan under Emperor Meiji sought to change course by finding inspiration from Western governments

John C. Calhoun’s Misunderstood Justification for American Slavery

It’s commonly believed that there were two arguments used to justify American slavery in the 19th century. The first argument was that slavery was certainly evil and immoral, but it was a necessary evil for the economic prosperity it brought. The second argument used to justify slavery, which is often overstated by academics, was that