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Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Napoleon overcame his height problems to conquer Europe, and Julius Caesar was murdered for inventing a controversial salad. These summaries aren't 100 percent accurate.
The '90s were the last era in which America had its crap together.
You'd think that at this point in history, we'd be semi-competent at good old-fashioned diplomacy.
History is riddled with intriguing and dramatic stories of resistance against tyranny and the fight for equality -- and also errors, accounts influenced by the author's bias, and outright lies.