Can an American Soldier Ever Die in Vain?
What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and "Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger of refusing to confront futility in war.
Muse of the Revolution
A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.
Homeland and the Israeli show that inspired it aren't the only thrillers that tackle their countries' deepest national security concerns. Here are five other programs that tap into national psyches.
The KGB Oscars
In Putin's Russia, it's the spies that are handing out the awards for the year's best movies.
The son of a Red Army intelligence officer sent to die in a Siberian gulag discovers his father's KGB file, and a cottage industry of children-of-spies memoirs.