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Winston Churchill

The Marriage Book Is 560 Pages of Wisdom, Wit, Stories and Even Some Good Advice

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The subject of Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler's book is marriage, which may be why it fills 560 pages and weighs 3.7 pounds. "You won't able to put down," someone said. That was one buffed reader. Me, I could barely pick it up.

The End of 1945

Ian Buruma | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Ian Buruma

Today, 70 years later, much of the 1945 consensus no longer survives. Few people can muster great enthusiasm for the UN. The European dream is in crisis. And the post-war social-democratic welfare state is being eroded more and more every day.

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.

Bismarck at 200: A Blueprint for Europe?

Patrick Daniel | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

"Study history, study history," espoused Sir Winston Churchill. "In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." At the 200th anniversary of Iron Chancellor and Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the hidden lessons from this remarkable statesman remain ever vital for the future of Europe.

Where Are Today's "Best and Brightest"?

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Obama may have disliked some of Churchill's activities earlier in his career, but there can be little question that during the West's darkest hour in several centuries, it was Winston Churchill who saved civilization. We face similar challenges today.

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. It contained four golden pillars.

This Week in World War I, April 25-May 1, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The naval attack in February had alerted Ottoman forces to Allied plans. By the time Allied troops began to land on April 25, Ottoman preparations were complete: Extensive fortifications had been built and the defending forces had been increased six-fold.

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C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun - Past Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award Honorees Winston Churchill once said, "Without tradition, art is a fl...

Franklin Roosevelt 70 Years On: America Never Really Recovered From FDR's Passing

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton, who will perhaps coincidentally announce her presidential candidacy on this 70th anniversary of FDR's death, can only hope to match even part of her fellow New Yorker's vast accomplishments.

Things Come Apart So Easily: Asghar Farhadi's About Elly

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One of the signs that our future may turn out to be OK after all for me is watching the upward trend on the types of films that secure distribution in the U.S.

Barack vs. Bibi, Round __

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Thane Rosenbaum

Forgive me for wondering whether the daily dealings between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are taking a page from the Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed playbook -- without the Marquees of Queensberry Rules.

Winston Spencer Ghani

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

President Ghani has the will and the determination to succeed. Indeed, if he does he will be the true 21st century successor to Sir Winston Churchill.

Concerning Socialism

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Lewis Worrow

It is self-evident that equal opportunity is a necessary quality of a fair society, but to achieve this an inefficient redistribution of wealth is required.

Netanhyu's Big Come-From-Behind Win Inflames Many Situations

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It carries big ramifications for American politics, the Middle East, and relations between the Islamic world and the West. Most everything will be more inflamed, not least the Iranian nuclear controversy and the future of Palestine. And of course American politics.

'Endangered:' A talk With C.J. Box

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

C. J. Box is the bestselling author of 16 Joe Pickett novels, four standalone novels, and a collection of short stories called Shots Fired. He's won multiple awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, and the Barry awards.

Aisle View: The Queen Takes the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Audience gives us Ms. Mirren, but is likely to be a one-shot arrow. The star's performance is more than enough to carry the day, and carry the play, to surefire success; while Elizabeth The Queen has her supporters and her detractors, Mirren's canny and well-rounded performance is sure to garner unanimous huzzahs.

This Week in World War I, February 21-28, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The Dardanelles is 38 miles long and connects the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean. At Cape Helles, at the Aegean entrance, the straits are two miles wide and were guarded by several Ottoman forts manned with sixteen heavy and seven medium range guns.

Bibi, Moses, and Churchill

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Netanyahu carries a sense of superiority, self-importance, and an overbearing assumption that only he is correct. That attitude feeds the latest spat between Bibi and the White House which has become a classic example of domestic and foreign policies intertwined in an unhealthy imbroglio.

First Nighter: Ronald Keaton Makes an Imposing 'Churchill'

David Finkle | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When I was at college, a favorite pastime of mine was sitting around with a bunch of other procrastinators keen on determining the most important person of the 20th century. I maintained it was Winston Churchill.

Love, and How to Say It

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.15.2015 | New York
Maggie Van Ostrand

Useless are today's most popular methods of expressing love: texting e-cards, and posting. Where are the passionate and moving love letters of our past? Written in cursive by the sender, we can actually see by that handwriting what their emotional state of mind was at the time.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Mourning Sir Martin

Barry Singer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

Martin Gilbert died this past Tuesday evening, February 3, after a long and difficult illness. His accomplishments are too bountiful to be summarized.

13 Tips For Writing A Novel

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Books
Chaker Khazaal

There will be bumps. But you owe it to your characters, your audience, and most of all, yourself, to finish the story.

Britain Marks 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Britain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat w...

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.