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The Bells of Balangiga

in 1901, U.S. troops took as war booty some church bells that were rung as a signal for Filipino insurgents. For decades, Filipinos have been urging their return.

The Duplicity of the Ideologues

Robert Kagan endeavors to beguile while constructing a version of “truth” that ignores inconvenient facts. There’s a name for this technique: It’s called propaganda.

One Oops From Armageddon

A frightening, journalistic take on nuclear-weapon history and mishap, and a frightening, philosophical critique of the existential dilemma of nuclear weapons.

On Anti-Semitism

People don't like being told of atrocities. They don't like atrocious problems. They don't like problems which might perchance result in some self-...

Can Ukraine Remain One Country?

The statement released by the United States, European Union, Ukraine, and Russia after talks in Geneva has done little to bring the Ukrainian crisis to an end.

The Bloody Details

Four books on the failures of moral imagination and political will, spread across the political landscape, that doomed Europe to decades of totalitarian terror.

Ukraine Promises Only Trouble for Russia

How far will Vladimir Putin go? The Russian president has answered the question himself, saying his country has no further demands to make on Ukraine.

The Real Battlefield

Robert Gates’s memoir has been criticized, but just as he did his duty to his commanders-in-chief, he now does his duty to his fellow citizens.

Just-War Illusions

The just-war pacifist begins with a thoroughly realist assumption—that foreign policy is seldom if ever guided by rigorous just-war precepts.

Power Play

Events that trigger major international conflicts often appear small in retrospect. What's happening in Ukraine provides another example of this paradox.

Just Warriors, Unjust Wars?

Catholics have special reason to care about Jeff McMahan’s work on the question of just war and the debates it has sparked.

Getting On with It

If you doubt the cost of indulging in political pieties rather than political organizing, compare the influence of Occupy Wall Street with the Tea Party.
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One Nation Under God

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The Young T.E. Lawrence

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Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

God's Bankers

April 16, 2015 | 2 comments

American Reckoning

March 26, 2015 | 3 comments

Hitler's First Victims

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Herzl's Vision

February 9, 2015 | 0 comments