Sunday, December 30, 2012
History Intrigue for December
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our fourth version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, who does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From the Economist, how a hero who stood up against Soviet oppression, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, spoke truth to power.
^ From Sports Illustrated, why the Colts-Giants NFL Title tilt of 1958 is considered by some the best football game ever.
^ From Hardball Times, pondering what would have happened if the Babe Ruth trade was never executed.