2004-04-23

Date: 
Friday, April 23, 2004

From the desk of Napoleon

Monsieur le président, From the tops of those ancient steles in Baghdad, three millennia of history look down on your presence in Iraq. You came to Iraq in...

Napoleon

In 1840, Napoleon’s body was brought back to Paris from St. Helena, the island where he died nineteen years earlier. Eventually the emperor’s...

Looking East

In 1997, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted an exhibit called “The Glory of Byzantium.” It covered the period from 843 to 1261, the...

Scaling the Depths

In 1985, British mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates scaled the twenty-one-thousand-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, making a daring ascent up a...

Edge