Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Case of Imperial Decline: Comparing Spain and the United States

Recently, I finished reading Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by John Elliot.  It is one of the definitive books on Spain during the Habsburg dynasty, and gives an excellent overview of the rise and the beginning of the decline of the Spanish … Continue reading

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A Greek Exit From The Euro Could Be Bad, But Necessary

Greece has always been a thorn in the side of the European Union since the 2008 recession. Greek public debt has grown to over 160 percent in 2011 according to the IMF, the second highest debt-to-GDP ratio of any country … Continue reading

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