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An excerpt from Fidel Castro: My Life, a spoken autobiography.

Susie Linfield | The photographers who documented the Spanish Civil War captured the heart of battle in ways that now seem iconic but were then radically new.

A mosaic of anecdotes and historical snapshots surveys the sociological diversity of France, past and present.

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, my father knew he had a friend in the White House. We should rekindle that spirit today.

Lapham's Quarterly makes its debut, seeking to explain the present with illuminations from the past.

Pervez Musharraf wraps himself in Lincoln's mantle, but no one is fooled.

"WHATEVER the other fellow don't do, we will." Thus refreshingly Will Rogers, the bunkless candidate for President, begins his campaign. It is, of course, a dangerous doctrine, but Mr.

In the struggle over the ownership of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, black history is on sale at bargain prices.

A look at the cantankerous dispatches he wrote as London correspondent for the New York Tribune puts the father of communism in a new light.

A historian plugs some suspicious gaps in two revisionist histories of Vietnam.

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In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

President Hoover's holiday proclamation was offensive to millions of poor and unemployed Americans, our 'Drifter' columnist wrote.

November 23, 2013