Two new books examine the diverse and ambitious alliances that led to the end of slavery in America.
It doesn't matter that Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is a dreadful film, but it is alarming that the past is increasingly seen as a place in which the most important thing of all is who's, like, famous.
Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost represents one man's search to find
the truth about himself, his family and the Holocaust.
Let us follow the example set by the judges and prosecutors who pursued
justice in the Nuremberg Trials to lead America back to a reverence for
the rule of law and the common good.
An intellectual biography of Richard Hofstadter rides a wave of nostalgia for this artful historian and liberal icon of the 1950s and '60s.
Have you attacked the Founding Fathers lately? Know anyone who has?
Gordon Wood knows you're out there, on a campaign to dehumanize
Washington, Jefferson and their peers.
Caroline Finkel's new book, Osman's Dream, explores the rise and calamitous fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.
Three new books on China invite the West to give up simplistic dreams
and nightmares and come to terms with a complex and rapidly evolving
American history is marked by waves of immigrants--from Germans in the
eighteenth century to Mexicans in the twenty-first--and by nativist
backlashes against them.