Looking back from my seventh decade it's easy to see the polarization in America today as an outgrowth of the countercultural upheaval of the Sixties and Seventies.
Over the past two years or so, I have developed a keen awareness of the wounded pride, historical revisionism and backward rightwing nationalism which characterizes swathes of Eastern European society.
Ben Carson doesn't spell out how armed Jews could have changed the history of the Holocaust. Not surprisingly, he has come up with no examples of Jews fighting back as they were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. So let's put Carson's thesis to the test.
Benjamin Netanyahu's words were no mistake; they were a deliberate distortion of history--made for political reasons. The only thing they achieved, however, was adding Netanyahu to the long list of Holocaust Deniers.
Kelly is a narrative historian who doesn't succumb to the ever more popular practice of emphasizing narrative over history. So "Never Surrender" begins in 1919, with the Victory Day Parade in London.
Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE -- I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.
When I visit World War II veteran and dear friend John Tschirhart at his assisted living community in Austin, Texas, the one thing he invariably asks me is if I have heard from Darla Rae recently.
Finally, a film will be released in the new year that portrays Stalin's monstrous policies and how they brought about The Great Famine of 1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor (death by starvation).
Iconic photographer Slim Aarons was famous for documenting the good life. Now his daughter and former photo assistant, Mary Aarons, is revealing her father's techniques for creating the perfect shot.
While the U.S. and Japan have no aggressive designs on China, Beijing understandably looks uneasily at the alliance of its old enemy with the globe's dominant power. Thus, China is developing a military capable of confronting American as well as Japanese military action, no easy task.
Macedonia has an older refugee history, which has been carefully and beautifully reconstructed by a domestic filmmaker. That chronicle involves the Sephardim. These were Spanish and Portuguese Jews expelled from their homes in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 1400s.
There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.
The gravest threat to American global leadership is neither Russia nor China but continued interest group-driven congressional abandonment of the kind of balanced strategy that won the Cold War.
We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.
If the continent's leaders are not to bring about political changes that may have destructive consequences for the rights-based framework upon which the postwar European project has been built, it seems clear that they will have to demonstrate their ability to address the problem of forced migration at its source.
Preventing another prison escape is not a construction or design matter. It's a human resources task of culling out corruption. Ask the prison staffers who helped El Chapo get free and remain on the loose now for two months.