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.
In William Dalrymple's The Last Mughal, the 1857 Uprising against British rule in India is recast as a cross-border friendship gone sour.
The US Supreme Court should look back on its most regrettable and most courageous decisions.
Remembering an eminent activist historian whose passing has left the public sphere much poorer.
Looking for a model lawmaker who called a President to account for launching a war on fabricated grounds? Consider Illinois Representative Abraham Lincoln's rebuke of James Polk.