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Posts published by “Tom Verheyden”

The Napoleon Complex

“Little men” compensate for their below average height by propelling themselves into quests for power, ambition and self-confidence. In essence, short leaders have defined key moments in history. In 2015, government scientists conducted research to show that ‘men who feel the least masculine are at risk of committing violent acts’.  For…

The Cuban Missile Crisis

  Robert F Kennedy, the US Attorney General, described the Cuban Missile Crisis as a clear moment where the US and USSR ‘brought the world to the abyss of nuclear destruction’. Those thirteen days in October 1962 were arguably the most dramatic in Cold War relations, namely due to the…