From the memoirs of Helena Paderewska, wife of the celebrated pianist, a scene of festivity and farewell in the summer of 1914.
A century before there was the drone, there was the zeppelin. As a weapon of terror, the airship had no equal at the start of the First World War.
In a tale stranger than any movie, Lawrence of Arabia lived the role of a lifetime.
China’s rise need not entail America’s fall. How “declinism” distracts us from contemplating a much more complicated future.
More and more, China resembles the confident—and eventually aggressive—Japan of the 1930s.
Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the last Communist prime minister of Po-land, sought to repair communism by reforming it. Instead he reformed it right out of existence.
The Arab Spring has settled one question: the Muslim world does want representative government. It also showed that democracy there has far to go.
Wars such as the Syrian conflict—irregular, undeclared, ideological—all but inevitably give rise to a particular sadism and brutality.
In seldom-seen treasures from the Hoover Archives, stories of artists and their times.