Nothing displays the ethical superiority of one’s values better than to treat a foe with the respect due another human being.
In the 19th century, puddings were as popular and widespread as pasta dishes are today.
Thoreau spent his life pursuing the 'hard bottom' of truth. But he confronted a sensationalist newspaper industry that, in many ways, mimicked today's media environment.
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
The likes of Charles Darwin and Humphry Davy weren't always seen as the powerful, authoritative heroes they're portrayed as today.