Despite the controversies he aroused in the West and in Russia, Solzhenitsyn remains above all else a writer who bore witness to Soviet society's long-censored suffering.
Assessing Barack Obama's mythic destiny: will he become more Athenian than Spartan?
Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.
A new book explores the historical ties between African-American and Japanese-American communities in Los Angeles.
Tony Judt fears the twenty-first century has spawned a culture hell- bent on forgetting the past.
Several new books on Martin Luther King takes a closer look at the rhetoric and economic politics of the civil rights icon.
Conversations with historian John Hope Franklin and civil rights heroes about race, memory and the possibility of change.
In the debut of a new biweekly series, the author of Human Smoke discusses pacifism and World War II.
Five years ago this week, US troops stood by as mobs sacked Iraq's revered National Library and Archives. Despite little outside help, a cultural treasure soldiers on.
Two new books examine the history of the first women's rights campaign.