The history of our nation has many rich and vibrant hues—some of them red.
Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know explains how across the centuries the profusion of information has always inspired readers to invent shortcuts to knowledge.
As Tom Segev’s biography makes clear, in the entire pantheon of Jewish superheroes there is no more unlikely figure than Simon Wiesenthal.
Carter Vaughn Finley's timely new history contends that Turkey's development has been misunderstood as an upward march from Islamic empire to secular republic.
Criticism of the government’s response to the catastrophe has obscured major political changes.
During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”
The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.
After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?
The career of W.C. Minor is a reminder that the legacy of Yale's lexicographers is no less noteworthy than that of its deconstructionists.
An essay adapted from the forthcoming The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica.