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Rescuing George Shultz, the Best Secretary of State You’ve Never Heard Of

What if America had a remarkably effective secretary of state, yet almost 95 percent of international relations professors didn’t know it? That may sound like ...

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The French Colonialist’s Comeuppance

By pushing its immigrants to the fringes of French society, the country cultivated a breeding ground for humiliation, exclusion, and retribution.

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Islam Will Not Have Its Own ‘Reformation’

Stop expecting a Muslim Martin Luther. No two religions follow the same historical path.

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No One Expects the Bush Administration!

Torquemada Cheney does the Sunday talk shows.

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A British soldier assesses the Parthenon

"It's a lovely spot. We have got all Athens in our arc of fire."

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A Spitfire pilot recalls his first glimpse of the big world beyond England

On the eve of World War Two, some British fighter pilots had never been abroad. What was it like for them to soar above the English Channel?

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Quite a life: CIA, 20 years in a Chinese prison, then home to Harvard Law School and a judgeship in Connecticut

You gotta wonder what this judge thought when he heard people moaning about doing a little time.

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A Surprising History of Turkey in America

How do you get from Christopher Columbus to Butterball by way of Constantinople? Just ask Ataturk.

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