Archives

Best Defense

A British soldier assesses the Parthenon

"It's a lovely spot. We have got all Athens in our arc of fire." -- Quoted in Lord Moran's Diaries, entry for December 27, 1944 ...

Best Defense

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

We tend to forget today how much travel was a luxury reserved for the wealthy until recent decades. In the summer of 1939, Hugh Dundas, ...

Best Defense

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.

Argument

A Surprising History of Turkey in America

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently made the news when he claimed that Muslim seafarers "discovered America" and that when Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba ...

Argument

Sidelining the Spoilers

When the news broke last week that Colombian Brig. Gen. Rubén Darío Alzate and two colleagues had been detained in the Chocó region by the ...

Feature

Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

Best Defense

Who was the first black American soldier to command an integrated military unit?

The answer is Oliver Law, who served in the U.S. Army. But it is a trick question.

Argument

What Next for the Lwili Revolution?

On Oct. 31, President Blaise Compaoré, the 27-year ruler of Burkina Faso, stepped down following massive protests in the country's two major cities. While incidents ...

Argument

The Age of Frustration

We mark this year the 100th anniversary of World War I. Books, articles, and events have mourned the costs, celebrated the soldiers, and extolled the ...

Latest
My FP
Moving Ever Further Out of the Shadows

Moving Ever Further Out of the Shadows

Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

    More Voices

    Highlights From Slate

    You have read 0 of 8 free articles

    November 2014 Issue Cover
    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 303 other followers