A Fitting Coda to a Year Like No Other


And it falls on those who created the madness in Afghanistan, not those who ended it.


“Surrender of ex-General Twiggs, late of the United States Army, to the Texan troops in the Gran Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, February 16, 1861.” Harper’s Weekly, March 23, 1861.


Statue of Timur in Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Three men fight for the French throne

Henry IV at the Battle of Arques


Poetry

Photo by Clint McKoy on Unsplash


Diversity can be found in some unlikely places


St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre by François Dubois

A Tenuous Peace


Hagia Sophia, the largest church in the world in what was once the capital of the Byzantine Empire (Istanbul)

From humble beginnings to the world’s most powerful ruler

Ken Briggs

San Antonio-based entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. Check out my site: https://ken-briggs.com/

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