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This is the belllicose imperial presidency the authors of our Constitution warned us about.
A new take on Israel/Palestine: Could Israel's architecture be the solution to the insoluble disputes?
Five new books explore the failed progressive movements in Iran, and the dilemma the US left faces today.
Peter Morgan's new play is highly entertaining; Frank Langella's portrait of Nixon is brutally amusing; yet the play is historically inaccurate.
Official Washington wants to avoid the "divisive ordeal" of looking at what went wrong in Iraq. But upcoming hearings for Admiral Michael Mullins' nomination as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the perfect opportunity.
A new book on the history of Western complicity in Iraq takes an unsparing look at how the first Bush and Clinton administrations set the stage for disaster.
Mother's Day was originally conceived to recognize the power of women to be instruments of peace.
All France was transfixed as presidential candidates conducted a passionate, freewheeling debate this week. Why are American debates so intentionally stupid?
Whose astonishing wisdom led to preserving a statue of the monstrous Ferdinand VII in Havana?
Three Empires on the Nile, a lively retelling of Britain's colonial exploits in Africa, conjures up images of wild-eyed Arabs waging jihad in the desert.
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