Seventy-five years after the first nuclear bomb fell, we are grateful it hasn’t happened again, mystified it didn’t, and terrified it still might.
History’s autocrats have been the architects of their own demise. Even if he seizes power, so will Trump.
The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a modern-day New Deal—but only if Democrats have the courage to replace failed economic policies with radical reforms.
The pandemic proved, once and for all, that the world can’t be flat. But global trade can recover—if we rewrite the rules.
The coronavirus pandemic won’t automatically lead to reforms. Great upheavals only bring systemic change when reformers have a plan—and the power to implement it.
The United States has abdicated its dominant role. Here’s how to fill the gap.
They swept the issue under the rug, and even Thomas Jefferson realized that civil war was inevitable before he died on July 4, 1826. But history could have taken a different direction.
The furor over police abuse of Black communities is raising new questions about the original sin of America’s Founding Fathers.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
The president’s military parade only furthers his vision of a dumbed-down America that may no longer be up to the task of global leadership.
The last survivors of the Normandy invasion—and history's worst war—are almost gone. How long will the international system they helped create survive them?
Washington once mistakenly thought the crackdown would be temporary. It was wrong then, just as it’s wrong about a new Cold War now.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.