Book Review: S. Lancel’s ‘Carthage’ and E. Luttwak’s ‘The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire’

Groningen, 03-12-2017 AD*, Over the last few weeks I read in sequence two books about two ancient Mediterranean countries. Lancel's 'Carthage: A History' provides us with a summary on everything we know about Carthaginian (a.k.a. Punic) history known up and to the time of writing (1992). The book therefore spans the centuries from 800BC to... Continue Reading →

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Keynesian Policy by Default: How Political Gridlock Leads the Dutch Government to Pay Off its Debts

Makineia, a.d. VII Id. Jul. MMDCCLXX A.U.B., As per the 19th of July, more than four months after the parliamentary elections, Dutch political parties have not yet formed a new government, leaving the 'demissionary' second Rutte cabinet as a caretaker government. Seeing the close relation between executive and legislature in the Dutch parliamentary system -... Continue Reading →

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