Dante’s painting of hell

The Mappa dell’Inferno (Map of Hell) by Botticelli, regularly called The Abyss of Hell or La voragine dell’Inferno, is one of the parchments that the famous Italian painter designed to illustrate an edition of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. The Map of Hell parchment shows the geography of hell in the classical funnel section, which was used in later iconography. The parchment was painted Read more…

America’s Retreat From Global Leadership?

America’s Retreat From Global Leadership ISTOCK.COM/DAVEALAN A trend that is reshaping the world order BY ANDREW MIILLER https://www.thetrumpet.com/16704-americas-retreat-from-global-leadership What happens when a superpower loses its superpowers? History shows that when a superpower declines, rival nations challenge it for global supremacy. The end result is almost always war. For seven decades, the Read more…

Doomsday Clock Ticks Ahead

  To call the situation dire is to understate the danger—and its immediacy.’ BY JEREMIAH JACQUES • JANUARY 26  https://www.thetrumpet.com/16835-doomsday-clock-ticks-ahead-two-minutes-to-midnight The minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock was moved forward by 30 seconds on January 25, bringing the time to just two minutes until “midnight”—the symbolic hour of global nuclear destruction. Read more…

This is the beginning … FB is not the correct landing site for me to share the topics I find fascinating. I have started this blog which will ebb and flow as I get more into it. It is merely a platform to share articles from sources I follow and Read more…