Wendy Wall, Binghamton University, State University of New York The U.S. is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downt...
I don't like seeing the images pouring in from Nice. Photos like that of a child lying in the street, covered by a sheet next to a baby doll are heart-shattering. I want to look away, to pretend it didn't happen.
And so, Professor Wiesel, thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. I did indeed write more, and more, and more. My book is the greatest gift I was able give to my father and my aunts. It is also the most powerful tribute I could give to my grandfather, who was killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz.
NFL football and World War II share certain characteristics that make them, for me, guilty pleasures.The pleasures come from my lifelong love of good games of strategy and of heroic action.
Learning history will not solve the world's problems and despair is an appropriate response to recent events but it must be a temporary response. We must place our own time in context with others because that is how we advance, that is how things get better. There will always be terror that darkens our days but there is always light and nothing casts a brighter light than knowledge.
If future generations are to have a decent future -- or perhaps any future at all -- human civilization as a whole will have to meet something of the same challenge as Europe first began to meet nearly 70 years ago.
This should give every internationalist a serious pause in order to rethink how best to engage and bring everyone along on this journey, because without a serious reconsideration, America could experience something very similar to the United Kingdom and wake up on November 9th to President-elect Trump.
On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler's Nazi army stormed through the Soviet Union in a surprise attack that should have been anything but a surprise. The b...
I have never visited my father's birthplace in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. In fact, I find that part of the world quite confusing. I couldn't tell you the difference between a Czech and a Slav or what area the Czech Republic occupies.
It would be far better to phase out America's military presence on Okinawa, turning U.S. bases back to the Japanese government. More than seven decades after the end of World War II, Japan's defense should be the responsibility of Tokyo, not Washington.
My father gave me a firm foundation in which to grow. And wings with which to soar. Without him, I would never have had the motivation, the zest, and the inspiration to get through life. Much less enjoy it.
As Henry Kimpel climbs the stone steps of Trinity Lutheran Church, an act he has done some 12,000 times since he joined the congregation nearly seven ...
There is something oddly fragile in the super-patriot stance that allows no room for finding lessons in past conflicts, but instead demands only praise.
On this 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion at Normandy in France during World War II, it's high time we thought about what is truly weakness versus strength in U.S. foreign policy.
We're facing massive threats from social disruption, political upheaval, violence and climate change. American society seems to be coming apart at the...