Why did we need the Civil War? Couldn’t we just have worked things out amicably without the need for all that carnage?
Donald Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” has found deep resonance among millions of followers who believe that our nation has somehow lost its way. The question is what country is he talking about?
Amid the hand-wringing over the gutter-level sexual exchanges between Trump and Cruz, it doesn’t hurt to remember that it has been ever thus in American politics.
In 1915, black journalist Monroe Trotter tried to get D.W. Griffith’s troubling film banned in Boston, igniting a furious debate over racism, censorship, and free expression.Entire Article
In her magnum opus on the career of the 'architect of the Holocaust,' German scholar Bettina Stangneth provides a revealing portrait a man who was far from being a dutiful clerk.Entire Article
Pulitzer-winning author Geraldine Brooks breathes new life into the idolized, elusive monarch in 'The Secret Chord.'Entire Article
Both Ida and The German Doctor take place long after World War II, but the rancid legacy of the Nazis continues to stain the lives of survivors good and bad.Entire Article
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Eric Lichtblau’s ‘The Nazis Next Door’ explores how America became a safe haven for Nazis through CIA recruitmentEntire Article
A new history portrays a region crucial to American history, where explorers rub shoulders with gangsters, artists, stand-up comedians, and peace freaks.Entire Article
Millions of Germans eagerly watched a three-part TV epic about World War II, searching, it would seem, for a palatable version of their history.Entire Article
The enigmatic artist has not made it easy for biographers to appraise his life; Annie Cohen-Solal is the latest to try in 'Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel.'Entire Article
In command on both sides of a movie camera, Welles could act better than any director and direct better than any actor. In fact, he did everything better than most moviemakers.Entire Article
T.E. Lawrence led the Arab Revolt Against the Turks and Found Fame as the Antithesis of the faceless World War I combatants dying by the thousands in Europes’s trenches.Entire Article