The Young Karl Marx. (Frederic Batier/Agat Film/Velvet Film)

How to Make Karl Marx Sexy

The philosophy of economics doesn’t make for a good movie. It gets easier if you drop the philosophy and the economics.

Rajkummar Rao stars as the title character in "Newton." (Courtesy Drishyam Films)

Newton’s Last Discovery

Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.

TO GO WITH STORY: Vietnam-US-war-media, FEATURE by Cat Barton
This picture taken on April 11, 2015 shows a man walking next to propaganda posters displayed at an open-air exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Many US soldiers who fought in Vietnam will remember the dulcet tones of Hanoi Hannah, the silky-voiced communist radio correspondent who urged young American GIs to stop fighting and go home .  AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam        (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Vietnam’ Ep. 10 and last: A conclusion?

Until the majority of people in this country agree to close ranks when the nation goes to war, the memories of Vietnam will linger.


Review: “On War and Politics”

Retired General Arnold Punaro in October published a book which details his service in Vietnam, his 25 years in the Senate working for Senator Nunn, his 35 years of active and reserved duty in the Marine Corps, and his 20 years in the private sector.


Review: “Powerplay,” by Victor Cha

The book successfully answers its central question: Why aren’t America’s Asian alliances built the same as in Europe?


Review: “While America Slept”

Robert O’Brien’s new book is the 2016 equivalent of Richard Nixon's "The Real War."

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04:  Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee August 4, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the military balance in the Middle East.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Review: General Michael Hayden’s ‘Playing to the Edge’

Every reader of Shadow Government should read the former CIA director's memoir.

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AT SEA:  (FILES) This 01 May 2003 file photo shows US President George W. Bush (C) waving after landing in a US Navy S-3B Viking jet piloted by Commander John Lussier (R) on the USS Abraham Lincoln as the aircraft carrier sails for Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. Three years after his famous photo-op before a banner hailing "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, US President George W. Bush on 01 May 2006 declared that the war-torn country had finally turned a corner in establishing security and democracy.  AFP PHOTO/Stephen JAFFE  (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The George W. Bush Administration Still Lives in a World of Make-Believe

A recent review of my biography of President Bush reaffirms the arguments it seeks to dispute.

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: (AFP OUT)  President  George W. Bush poses for photographers after addressing the nation on the military and political situation in Iraq from the White House September 13, 2007 in Washington, DC.    (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s Impossible to Count the Things Wrong With the Negligent, Spurious, Distorted New Biography of George W. Bush

Jean Edward Smith’s biography is so replete with factual errors and specious judgments that an extended set of corrections and remonstrances seems warranted.


Matt Gallagher’s ‘Youngblood’: A fine new novel about the later Iraq war

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on April 5, 2016.

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Matt Gallagher’s ‘Youngblood’: A fine new novel about the later Iraq war

Matt Gallagher knows The Suck, and we know he can do a damn fine job writing about it.

A prototype robot with two arms, which was developed by Japan's comprehensive electrical machinery manufacturer Hitachi for distribution warehouses, demonstrates its abilities during a demonstration for the media at a warehouse in Noda, in suburban Tokyo, on August 25, 2015. The robot can move to a location, take items off shelves and put them into boxes automatically, in place of employees.    AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Is America Ready for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?

I just finished Klaus Schwab’s new book, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution," and it is worth reading.

(FILES) Picture taken on May 11, 2011 shows Belarus opposition leader Andrei Sannikov flashing the V-sign for victory in the defendant’s cage during his trial. Andrei Sannikov has been pardoned and released from jail, his lawyer Andrei Varvachevitch said on April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Review: ‘My Story,’ by Andrei Sannikov

'My Story' is a mix of 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,' by Alexander Solzhenitsen, and 'The Case for Democracy,' by Natan Sharansky.

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