War and Peace
A low voice emerged: “Welcome to my home. Please, sit.” My host and I shook hands, and I took the chair opposite. I remember the details because he was a terrorist.
Ancient religions that have survived centuries are often the most persecuted: Mandaeans, Yazidis, Zoroastrians, Druze, Samaritans, Copts, and the Kalasha.
Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.
In James Carroll’s latest, Jesus actually—now as for the apostles—emerges from within the long, recurring history of Jewish persecution and bereavement.
Francis Fukuyama's new book examines the rise and decline of the American political system in the broader history of democratic process, intelligently & enjoyably.
Instead of accepting the cold calculus of politicians, we should look to something deeper for clues about the real sources of peace and conflict.
Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.
The United States commences air strikes against ISIS, without a clear sense of what can be achieved and without authorization from Congress.
David Kertzer traces the church’s relationship to Italian fascism through a series of vivid biographical sketches.
Though an intelligence agency operates largely in secret, its credibility depends on respect for the law and clear accountability.
The president has reason to be frustrated that one sentence ripped out of context can paint a picture of a directionless approach to the world.