More than 750 pages long, Gone to Soldiers can definitely be intimidating, and I knew when I picked up this novel that it would need to be extraordinary in order to hold my attention for a few weeks. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.
Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.
If you've watched the Democratic debates (I feel your pain if you've suffered through the rancor of the Republican ones), you've probably noticed something else about Bernie Sanders: he's tough, but he's not a gutter fighter.
After five decades of its existence and as an alliance that consists of 28 independent countries -- including three permanent UN Security Council members -- the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the largest and the strongest collective defense alliance of its kind.
Shortly after the onset of the Battle of the Bulge, one of World War II's hardest-fought campaigns, with the Americans surrounded by German troops, when the American commander General Anthony McAuliffe was given the enemy's ultimatum to surrender or face annihilation, he famously replied: "NUTS!"
It is more important than ever that we remember the mistakes of the past and honor those who fought against them at the time. One president took Mitsuye Endo's freedom, and that of thousands of other Americans.
Kitty Kallen's death softly closes one of the last doors on a gentle yet deceptively powerful corner of 20th century popular music. Kallen, who died Thursday in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 94, started out as one of "the ladies who sing with the band."
The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.
What do you do when ugliness invades your workplace? How about at home or in the public square? Whether it is a disagreeable co-worker, an irate cus...
It was 70 years ago this holiday season that the film I think is legendary director John Ford's greatest -- greater even than The Grapes of Wrath or The Searchers -- was released to an American public just a few months removed from the largest war in world history.
Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to ...
The 43d yohrzeit (death-anniversary) of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel falls this year on this coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 18th day of the Jewish lunar "moonth" of Tevet (Dec. 29-30).
During mad dashes toward the future, inevitably, pockets of a nearly forgotten past emerge to make themselves known, lest they completely fade into obscurity.
CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.
National security experts across the political spectrum say Syrian refugees not only pose less risk than anyone else who comes to the United States, but rejecting them plays right into the terrorists' strategy of stoking global conflict.
I wrote for Sinatra once. Although as I've become fond of saying, you didn't so much write for Sinatra as at him.