The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It’s Like to Fight
The U.K.'s defeat at Jutland is a reminder of how a victorious force can get lazy.
Palestine Is a Victim of the Iranian-Saudi War
The two regional powerhouses are more focused on fighting each other than challenging Trump's Jerusalem decision.
No, Polish Cavalry Never Attacked Nazi Tanks, Irate Poland Tells ‘Mad Money’ Host
The Polish Embassy slammed a CNBC segment, saying it ‘recycled Nazi propaganda.’
Medieval England Was Home to History’s First Zombie Madness
Science meets history meets the living dead.
Did Hiroshima Save Japan From Soviet Occupation?
Stalin had planned to seize a major Japanese island. When Truman refused, Stalin blinked. Why?
The House of Habsburg, Revisited
Nearly a century after its spectacular demise, why Europe's most embarrassing anachronism is making a comeback.
How the Beirut Bombing Spawned the Modern Surveillance State
A 1983 terror attack caught the U.S. with its eyes closed. It swore to keep watching and watching and watching.
Return to the Bad Old Days
Will Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood fan the embers of Islamic insurgency?
If John Kerry wants to make peace in the Middle East, he's going to need some Kissinger mojo.
Detroit’s Quixotic Bid to Host the United Nations
What if the U.N.'s headquarters had been on Lake St. Clair instead of the East River?
‘Face’ and Something ‘Delicious’
What Mao and Stalin’s first awkward meeting tells us about Xi Jinping’s confident trip to see Vladimir Putin.
What Richard III Can Teach Us Today
The world is grown so bad that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. Can Shakespeare’s fallen tyrant help us set it to rights?
The Songs of Angry Men
Can Les Misérables help us understand why some revolutions succeed and others barely get off the ground?
North Korea Does Not Believe in Unicorns
But it does believe in promoting a fanciful version of its own history.
The Salafi threat to blow up the pyramids is nothing new: Egypt's ambivalence toward its past dates back centuries.