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A World War II Marine looks back and wonders: Where’s the America of sharing?

I am now 91 years of age and it has been 70 long, wide years since I returned home on Christmas Eve, 1945.

Argument

An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan

Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.

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1940: Middle-class pilots saved England, and what that meant for British politics

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

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Trump’s Pox Americana

The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.

Observation Deck

Reading in the Dark

In the age of Trump, literature can sustain those searching for the courage to resist the politics of division.

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Wait a minute, it wasn’t ‘Time’ magazine that invented the term ‘blitzkrieg’?

I’d been taught that “blitzkrieg” was a pseudo-German term invented by the Anglo-American press to describe the emerging Nazi way of war.

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How a Meeting with the Dalai Lama Lost This Holocaust Survivor a Czech State Award

His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

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Once Upon a Time, Another Tycoon Stole the GOP

But unlike Donald Trump, Wendell Willkie was a powerful proponent of internationalism and America’s role as a global steward.

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