If we cannot resolve the tensions inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas, then we are compelled to judge which represents the best of his thought and action.
The grand strategy the Lacedaemonians gradually articulated in defense of the way of life they so cherished was all-encompassing, as successful grand strategies often are.
Imagine how many talents and contributions such as Curious George were lost to the Holocaust. Thankfully, the story of H.A. and Margaret Rey is one that can be told.
What began as a mere afterthought to the Constitution ended up saving the Constitution from its Anti-Federalist critics, and today looms larger in the American mind than the Constitution itself.
When people compare different actors on the historical stage and express themselves from a political viewpoint, we can expect to end in the realm of the absurd or the downright ridiculous.
‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’
Drawing moral courage from Holocaust survivors, we should hold all education officials accountable for teaching the historic lessons of our civilization.
To say Jerusalem has no Jewish significance is like saying the pyramids have no connection with Egypt.
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’s successors today want to organize for power, and that requires creating conflict by lying to Americans.
Today is Constitution Day. Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits.
Mount Rushmore reminds us how we used to talk as a nation. This is what we used to believe. This is what I want my sons to remember.
What could ancient texts possibly teach us about the human condition in our enlightened age? As it turns out, they can teach us quite a bit.
The Muslim extremist idea of killing all one’s enemies is not so different from the Viking worldview.
At many parades and gatherings, the Fourth of July looks like another all-purpose, vaguely military holiday. Up your game.
At this moment of reflection upon the problems in the resolution to the Second World War, there are victims who are politically palatable, and others who are conveniently forgotten.
If Obama wants his visit to symbolize moving forward to a nuclear-free age, it begs asking whether he would have been prepared to do what was necessary to end World War II.
Banning displays of the Confederate flag and removing monuments of Confederate leaders amounts to a war on the past. But it won’t help us to overcome it.
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