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American Libraries

America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.01.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson [Princeton Architectural Press, $35.00]: As a child, I...

Paul Needham

Public Libraries: More Than Just Books

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

This is the third installment in our series 'Libraries in Crisis.' The opening piece, about how cuts threaten the public library, can be read here. Fo...

Sham on You, Ben Barber

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Ben Barber's recent Salon article, "WikiLeaks and the sham of 'public diplomacy': Our diplomats spout jingoistic nonsense about American supremacy -- instead of engaging with the rest of the world," shows his heart in the right place but his history way off in left field.

U.S. Should Avoid Benign Neglect of Central Europe

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Although the United States is fixated on China, the Middle East, and places where it is engaged in combat, the long-term significance of Central Europe should not be overlooked.