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.
Saying Poles were complicit in Holocaust crimes is as inappropriate as saying that Jews were complicit. Poles and Jews were both victims of the Nazis.
One tells the story of the near destruction of Western Civilization. The other allows you to feel it in all its uncomfortable, confusing horror.
These are not insults of Native Americans, but of people falsely claiming to be Native Americans. And one need not be that smart to understand that.
‘Darkest Hour’ centers around arguably the most perilous period in Winston Churchill’s lifetime of drama: when Great Britain stood alone against the seemingly unstoppable Nazi Germany.
A good way to grasp the breadth of communism’s evils is to understand the depth of the suffering in the lives of its individual victims.
In a dangerous new ruling, a federal court declared that a WWI memorial is unconstitutional because it’s in the shape of a Latin cross.
Radical students were changing everything we loved about Columbia. But I discovered that a few can stand up to the many, and prevail.
Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations does its best to form a synthesis out of Steve Bannon’s nationalism and George W. Bush’s foreign policy.
When the opportunity presents itself to visit a living historical site, the effect on one’s spirit can be more significant than any book or lecture.
The historical relationship between fascism and communism is more complicated than appearing to be on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.
Allied victory in the Second World War created the world we live in today. It is only right that we should mark the end of the old epoch with a national day of remembrance.
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