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An Unknown American Heroine

Jim Calio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Jim Calio

Virginia was honored with the Legion of Honor in France, that country's highest civilian award. She kept her American citizenship until the day she died, but she is virtually unknown in the United States.

Lessons for a New Year From Jacques Lusseyran

Alex Henry | Posted 03.18.2012 | Books
Alex Henry

In And There Was Light Jacques Lusseyran, who was blinded in an accident at age eight, gives the sighted person as vivid an idea of the experience of blindness as she is likely to read.

French Former First Lady Danielle Mitterrand Dies At 87

AP | By JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

PARIS -- Well before the Occupy movement took on Wall Street, the former first lady of France, Danielle Mitterrand, was leading the charge against cap...

One Constancy of War: The Youth of Those Who Fight and Die

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dorian de Wind

What I saw and learned in L'Isle-Jourdain, France made me examine some of the preconceptions and misconceptions we have about the patriotism and courage of the French people and about their gratitude towards Americans.

Israel's Lieberman at UN: Say What?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks wavering before they even begin, will Netanyahu be able to keep Lieberman as foreign minister or need to replace him with someone from the centrist Kadima party?

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

The Last of the Lost Generation in Paris Under the Nazis

Charles Glass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Glass

The idea for Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation came to me one day while wandering through Paris and wondering what I'd have done when the Nazis took the city.