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We Are (Still) Living in an Orwellian World

Surveillance, drones, and never-ending wars have given new global resonance to the works of George Orwell.

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The Dunkirk evacuation, and why it was a near-miracle for England and Churchill

This is an excerpt from my book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.

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The Bookshelf: FP Staffers Review the New Releases

Just in time for the holiday break, FP returns to reviewing new and upcoming titles on all aspects of international affairs.

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Book excerpt: ‘The Frontline Generation’ veteran meets a snide college professor

I knew the drill — state your name, major, and something inter­esting about yourself.

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Book excerpt: WWAMD? (AKA ‘If Alfred T. Mahan were advising the president’)

As we seek to craft an international maritime strategy for the nation, Mahan’s point of view — adapted somewhat for today’s world — still presents a timeless message.

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Tom in Chicago this Sunday Afternoon

Come on down to the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which strikes me as a mouthful.


Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?

In his new book, "Raven Rock," Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive.

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Book excerpt: ‘Hue ‘68’

In his new book, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, Mark Bowden describes what would become the biggest and bloodiest battle of the American War in Vietnam, played out over 24 days and costing over 10,000 civilian and combatant lives.

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