A soldier-historian looks at how the world has changed in the past decade and finds that America is both hostage to history and likely to be saved by it
At a time when it can offer answers to urgent questions, we have forgotten America’s long history of “nation building.”
It was born of a slew of compromises—which may be the secret of its survival in a vastly changed world
Our war with Spain marked the first year of the American Century
A historian of the ancient world believes that in every era humankind has reacted to the demands of waging war in surprisingly similar ways, and that to protect our national interests today Americans must understand the choices soldiers and statesmen made hundreds and even thousands of years ago
In an exchange of letters, a man who had an immeasurable impact on how the great struggle of our times was waged looks back on how it began.
In 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Britain’s poorest, most dismal African colony, and what he saw there fired him with a fervor that helped found the United Nations
Of all the Allied leaders, argues FDR's biographer, only Roosevelt saw clearly the shape of the new world they were fighting to create
The unquiet history of the modern state of Israel has been tied up with the United States from the beginning
Those who believe America’s power is on the wane look to the example of Britain’s shockingly quick collapse. But the similarities may be less alarming than they seem.
Americans have always sympathized with the Eastern European countries in their struggles for democracy, but for two centuries we haven’t been able to help much. Do we have a chance now? A distinguished expatriate looks at the odds.
It’s never a bad thing question how well you’re doing; the problem is to find a judicious observer who is determined neither to flatter nor to condemn
After a year at the University of Missouri boning up on American history, a Chinese professor tells what she discovered about us and how she imparts her new knowledge to the folks back home in the People’s Republic.
This is not a test. It’s the real thing.
The American Experience With Foreign Aid
A Volunteer’s Eyewitness Account of the War With Spain