Libya at last seems to be emerging, if fitfully, from a long sleep of unreason. A travelogue from a formerly lunatic land. By Victor Davis Hanson.
A city in a constant state of becoming
Woody West on Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strauss and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow and Kevin A. Hassett
How—and why—did Slobodan Milosevic finally fall from power? Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash offers an eyewitness report.
The growing stature of the office "a heartbeat away"
Earlier this year, CNN broadcast a twenty-four-hour television documentary on the Cold War, supplementing the documentary by publishing a companion book. The series created a furor. Critics charged that the series was inaccurate and—to use a phrase from the Cold War itself—soft on communism.
Herewith a debate among three historians. Richard Pipes explains what the television documentary got wrong. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest takes apart the companion book. Then John Lewis Gaddis, who served as an adviser to CNN, explains what CNN got right.
What really happened to Yugoslavia
The urge to speed History along
Disturbing keepsakes of the most inhumane figures in history. By David Jacobs.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
What does the president’s taste for the theologian foretell?
The withering appeal of governing
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America
Restoring America’s image around the world
A secular look at one of the century’s deepest thinkers
The future of globalization
Liberalism’s urban legacy
What has been keeping Pyongyang afloat?