President George H. W. Bush had his own version of privilege theory. His greatest privilege was to serve.
While war is sometimes necessary, World War I warns us not to reduce complex historical lessons into facile axioms, such as the need to ‘resist aggression.’
Liberals fail to understand and anticipate the desire of normal people to feel passionately about the flag their forefathers fought for.
As a collector, I don’t have any appreciation for the Third Reich. I see it as the enemy and its items as ‘war trophies.’ Yet still people question why I do. And I question why video games can do it while I can’t.
The idea that Europe needs an army to defend itself against the United States demonstrates a hitherto unknown level of hostility by an ‘allied’ leader.
Veteran and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini seeks to overcome loss, guilt, and dark visions of his past in the sequel to ‘Unbroken.’
Lynn Vincent’s new book, ‘Indianapolis,’ reminds us that good and evil cut through all of us and sometimes mingle in shocking ways.
Republicans aren’t abandoning their party or surrendering to the Democrats. But neither should they feel compelled to defend the indefensible on Russia.
A fascinating new book by historian Eric Kurlander, ‘Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,’ shows that pop culture’s portrayal of Nazis being obsessed with mysticism and pseudoscience isn’t far off the mark.
Everyone has a right to be outraged by the separation of families, but no one should trivialize history’s most horrific tragedy while expressing dissent.
Hall had a rather unorthodox origin for a spy. She was a socialite from Baltimore, who had a penchant for writing, and the means to live any life she wanted.
Looking at the formation of the state of Israel through the lens of the Holocaust isn’t really the right way to understand it. Instead, what really matters is the postwar history.
Battlestar Galactica serves up two different types of excitement in a space opera and a political thriller.
‘The others, gasping, stumbling, with face contorted, hands wildly gesticulating, and uttering horse cries of pain, fled madly through the villages and farms …’
The horror these Polish children saw and hopelessness they felt are unfathomable to most Americans. Yet they emerged from the crucible.
The heartbeat that drives ‘The Karate Kid’ may be stronger now than it was in 1984. For all its superficial flaws, this film overflows with timeless wisdom for how to raise good men.
Winston Churchill’s deep understanding of British history and his love of self-government enabled him to keep the people’s interest at heart during wartime.
David Woolner’s book, ‘The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,’ makes some highly disputable claims about FDR’s handing of the Yalta Conference in 1945 in order to make the dying president’s statecraft look more competent.
Nothing could match Winston Churchill’s behavior as British prime minister during World War II. His defiance was legendary. ‘The Darkest Hour’ catches it.
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