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A preeminent author recalls his experience as one of America's first combat historians, among a handful of men who accompanied soldiers into the bloodiest battles to write history as it was being made More >>
A junior Army officer, acting on secret orders from the president, bluffed a far stronger Mexican force into conceding North America's westernmost province to the United States More >>
Critical decisions by the Chief Justice saved the Supreme Court’s independence—and made possible its wide-ranging role today More >>
In one momentous decision, Robert E. Lee spared the United States years of divisive violence More >>
Debate over America's involvement in World War II came to a head in July 1941 as the Senate argued over a draft extension bill. The decision would have profound consequences for the nation. More >>
The Statue of Liberty has been glorified, romanticized, trivialized, and over-publicized. But the meaning of “Liberty Enlightening the World” is still everything.  More >>
More than 600 donors chipped in to help fund the relaunch of the magazine. More >>
SIXTY YEARS AGO THIS MONTH the Soviet Union orbited a “man-made moon” whose derisive chirp persuaded Americans they’d already lost a race that had barely begun More >>
It came over with the Mayflower and stayed on to be the unchallenged drink of democracy. More >>
Incriminating new evidence has come to light in KGB files and the authors' interviews of former Cuban intelligence officers that indicates Fidel Castro probably knew in advance of Oswald's intent to kill JFK. More >>