Richard Holbrooke was a symbol of his country’s promise as a superpower—and its decline.
David Shulman’s diaries of resisting the Israeli occupation show the limits of activism in the face of rampant dispossession and despair.
A glitz and glam song competition turns political.
Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.
Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece may be Oscar worthy, but it fails to address the problems of Latin American households.
1,200 newly translated poems from Bertolt Brecht offer an unexpected survival guide for difficult times.
Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?
A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame.