Know your adversary and know yourself and you can battle a hundred times without fear. --- Sun Tzu

Understanding the history of politics and culture is essential for individuals to have a well-rounded perspective on the world around them. By studying the past, we can gain insights into the present and make informed decisions for the future. The history of politics and culture provides a framework for understanding the complexities of society and how various events and movements have shaped the world we live in today.

By knowing how certain political systems and cultural practices came into existence, we can better comprehend the underlying causes of conflicts and challenges facing society. Being aware of the history of politics and culture serves as a guide for making informed decisions in the present.

This knowledge also empowers individuals to recognize and resist authoritarian tendencies that threaten the fundamental freedoms and rights of people. Knowing the history of politics and culture helps individuals develop a sense of identity and belonging. By learning about the political and cultural heritage of their communities, people can connect with their roots and understand the values and beliefs that have shaped their identities. Knowing the history of politics and culture can inspire individuals to become agents of change in their communities.

The agents of change throughout history are part of a complex web of cultural evolution that grew one visionary at a time into what we call "ours" today.


King Solomon


Sun Tzu

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gaius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust)

Titus Livy

L. Mestrius Plutarch

Cornelius Tacitus

Marcus Aurelius

Saint Augustine

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Dante Alighieri

Niccolò Machiavelli

Martin Luther

Rene Descartes

Thomas Hobbes

John Locke

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Adam Smith

Baron de Montesquieu

Denis Diderot

Benjamin Franklin

George Washington

Samuel Adams (*)

John Adams

Patrick Henry (*)

Charles Carroll

John Hancock (*)

Thomas Jefferson

John Jay

James Madison

Alexander Hamilton

James Monroe

Johann von Goethe

Immanuel Kant

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The Luddites

The Brothers Grimm

Pierce Egan the Younger

Mark Twain

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Marx and Engels

Horatio Alger

Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens

Søren Kierkegaard

John Stuart Mill

Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde

Woodrow Wilson

Prohibition Movement

Aldous Huxley

Women's Rights Movements


New Deal

Administrative Procedure Act

George Orwell

Alan Paton

William Golding

John Wyndham

Civil Rights Movements

Chinua Achebe

Harper Lee

Malcolm X

Martin Luther King Jr.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Toni Morrison

Maya Angelou

Milan Kundera

Jung Chang