Why I am voting to Remain in the EU on Thursday

Vote Remain

I will be voting Remain tomorrow. This is why. I love being part of the EU and our lives have been enriched by being part of it. I like having people from all over the EU coming to live in the UK.  I like the cultural diversity. I like the collaboration with scientists.  I like working with businessmen from all over the EU.  I like the feeling More...

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Norman invasion
By Tristan Fischer On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

England’s historical relationship with Europe and what this means for Brexit and the future.  

In 1475 Edward IV of England signed a treaty with Louis XI of France in which he formally renounced his claim to the French throne.  The war that would later be called the Hundred Year’s War finally came to an More...

History Future Now
By Tristan Fischer On Monday, February 1st, 2016

History Future Now – the book – available on Amazon

  History Future Now has been turned into a hardback, with previously unpublished articles.    It is available to buy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Lulu. Amazon buyers can click here: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Amazon.ca Barnes More...

Expansion of Caliphate
By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as soon as possible. Second, their game plan is terrifyingly brilliant and deserves our respect. More...

Holy Trinity
By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Holy Trinity: How to explain Climate Change to Conservative Christians

To the great surprise of most people living in North America, January 2014 was the fourth warmest January in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What is even more More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The rise of the West was based on luck. That has run out.

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West. For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

Team West
By Tristan Fischer On Friday, January 31st, 2014

“Team West” is worried about its decline. Don’t be. It is quite normal

Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West.  For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the West has dominated the world in terms More...

Middle Class Angst
By Tristan Fischer On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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The way the middle class has managed declining incomes is no longer working. What next?

In 2013 Robert Reich, the former Labour Secretary under President Clinton and currently a professor at University of California Berkeley, released a documentary called “Inequality for All” during which he highlighted More...

UK tax and spend
By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Yes, we should get rid of Corporation Tax. We need jobs

The amount of money raised by corporation tax is tiny, compared to other forms of taxation.  So tiny that it is not worth the cost to society for imposing it.  This chart, from Yahoo finance based on HM Treasury More...

Importing unemployment
By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Why buying cheap imported products is more expensive for individuals and not just society

Why do so many Western politicians and economists promote a trading system that increases Western unemployment levels and results in a gigantic transfer of wealth to the East every year? Since 2000 many jobs have More...


History, Future. Now. is a website devoted to putting current events into a historical and future context. When we look back in time we have the benefit of seeing how each historical event laid the foundations of the next historical event. History looks neat and later events inevitable.

This neatness is an illusion. Past historical events had thousands of possible outcomes which could have set us on a radically different path and there is a whole cannon of alternative histories that look into these outcomes in more depth.

Nevertheless, there are major themes in history that result in inevitable outcomes. This website looks at these themes and tries to project them into the future, referring to the present as nothing but a continuation of the past and the future as nothing but a continuation of the present.


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