Leaving the EU Part 2: What can history teach us about the possible outcomes of Brexit?

In Part 1 of this series History Future Now investigated instances where seceding from an empire or supranational body was a disaster for both the party leaving and the party that had been abandoned. We looked at the Lydian Revolt against the Persians, the split between the East and West Roman Empire, and the split between the Union and the Confederate More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Brexit has highlighted those that were left behind by globalisation

HFN thinks that leaving the European Union would be a mistake.  It is likely, however, that it will happen.  So be it.  The world will not end. However, Brexit has highlighted a serious problem that threatens More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Why is bisexuality becoming mainstream?

Grey’s Anatomy, a TV series set in a Seattle hospital, has a senior female surgeon hopping into bed with a male colleague and then hopping into bed with a female colleague, whom she eventually marries.  Scandal, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, November 10th, 2013

What does it take to get Europeans to have a Revolution?

In a recent article about the youth unemployment crisis in Europe and Africa  HFN asked a question: “What are all these people going to do?” to which a reader responded: “If you look on the street, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Impact of Shale Gas on Renewables

A new report by Citi Research suggests that shale gas will be a short lived phenomenon as solar power cost reductions will drive conventional power out of the market. History Future Now wrote about the Ponzi-scheme More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian Desert in Saudi Arabia. The aquifer water is expected to last another 25 years. Four questions: First, More...

By historyfuturenow On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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New articles: American exceptionalism, Artificial meat, Renewables and society, Emigration’s benefits.

History, Future. Now is on holiday and so will be writing less frequently.  There are some meaty subjects, however, that he intends to write about: “Why the American myth of exceptionalism damages her future” More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Map of history’s most influential thinkers

Bredan Griffen has produced an incredible image / map of how the most influential thinkers have impacted each other, which is perfect for Future, History. Now. which is a website focused on looking how the past More...