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Roger Baldwin, who spent three months working under MacArthur in Japan after World War II, remembers the general fondly.

The mysterious Missourian who has just stepped into some very big shoes.

He may have said a sucker is born every minute, but the great showman defends his museum as the real deal in a letter to the editor.

Beloved for his generous spirit as much as for his brilliant work, the news of Charles Dickens's death has prompted a worldwide outpouring of grief.

The New York World is Pulitzer's greatest prize.

He was to the British what Jerry Lewis is to the
French--much to the amusement of The Nation.

He won't be the next president of the United
States--but Fred Rodell says he ought to be.

The west was easily gulled by the promise of a new era of progress and prosperity under the Shah.

This time, reports of his death weren't greatly exaggerated.

Blogs

"A study of the floor plans of the building, and a journey through it, disclose at once the cheering fact that much thought and care have been spent on the needs of the research student."

May 23, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

“This is the story of a man struck down on his way to becoming a revolutionary and a liberator of his people.”

May 19, 2015

"I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty, and Christian teaching."

May 18, 2015

"The decision was a fine antidote to the blight of McCarthyism and kindred fevers."

May 17, 2015

"A vast enthusiasm for new laws and a vast indifference after their enactment is very much the American [way]."

May 16, 2015

“A gender (or racial) breakthrough at the top of any powerful institution is a welcome sight. But…”

May 15, 2015

"Jewish authorities...have set up an agency to control the properties of Arabs who fled as the Jews took over; businesses are being managed where possible; vineyards and other farms are being tended and their produce used, but the assets conserved for the legal owners."

May 14, 2015