The World This Weekend
Chaos worsens in Sudan, Theresa May exits No. 10 Downing St., and the United States marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
D-Day’s Dying Legacy
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?
The Lessons of 1944 Are in Jeopardy
Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.
Tokyo Keeps Defending World War II Atrocities
Japan's legal excuses over slave labor are weak at best.
Poland’s Historical Revisionism Is Pushing It Into Moscow’s Arms
The country doesn’t need an openly pro-Russian political party. Its own government’s attempts to rewrite Polish history play directly into Vladimir Putin’s hands.
Don’t Fear the Deep State. It’s the Shallow State That Will Destroy Us.
Populists like to blame elites, but from Israel to Britain to the United States their crusade against hardworking civil servants is undermining the foundations of democracy.
Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect
By deliberately destroying and degrading public health infrastructure, the Syrian regime is reviving long-eradicated diseases and killing civilians.
Trump Didn’t Prepare Much for His Meeting With Kim. Will That Matter?
The best improvisation requires prep work.
German TV Is Sanitizing History
A new wave of historical dramas is telling the wrong stories about the country’s past.
The Quantum Gap with China
China has ramped up its investment in developing quantum technologies, but few understand the impacts of losing this modern-day space race.
The beginning of ‘Band of Brothers’ as a primer on good military leadership
Band of Brothers is a miniseries about the exploits of the soldiers of E Company, 2/506 PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) from their initial training until the end of World War II in Europe.
A World War II Marine looks back and wonders: Where’s the America of sharing?
I am now 91 years of age and it has been 70 long, wide years since I returned home on Christmas Eve, 1945.
An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan
Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.
1940: Middle-class pilots saved England, and what that meant for British politics
This is an excerpt from my new book, 'Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.'
In Pictures: Russia Shows Off Military Might in Massive WWII Victory Parade
Including a new Arctic air defense system.
Trump’s Pox Americana
The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.
Reading in the Dark
In the age of Trump, literature can sustain those searching for the courage to resist the politics of division.
Wait a minute, it wasn’t ‘Time’ magazine that invented the term ‘blitzkrieg’?
I’d been taught that “blitzkrieg” was a pseudo-German term invented by the Anglo-American press to describe the emerging Nazi way of war.