LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS—At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the speed skating rink is a familiar orange blur. The Dutch are dominating the long track again, coming off their record-breaking performance at Sochi 2014 where they won 23 out of 36 available medals, including eight out of 12 first place finishes.
There are two things everybody knows about Roman Empire: that it was an invincible superpower, and that when it fell, it fell hard. Usually the death of the empire gets blamed on barbarian hordes, imperial decadence, or on simple exhaustion. But one factor in Rome’s slow tumble into chaos has often been ignored: the…
We’re still a few months from finally closing the books on a year wracked by natural disasters, but it seems safe to say 2017 will go down as the year of hellfire on Earth.