Historians will see Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as one of the greatest achievements of his presidency, and perhaps as a turning point in anti-proliferation through diplomacy.
'Big Stink, Necessary Evil': A Poem That Will Change Your Perspective on the Atomic Bombings (Audio)
Jill McDonough’s poem on the planes that followed and photographed the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II is a harrowing depiction of the justifications that follow mass destruction.
A frightened young woman left her apartment in Munich in November 1938 and returned with the visa that saved her family. A team of German journalists launched an improbable search to find the missing artwork and tell its story.
“There were people crying out for help, calling after members of their family," Sunao Tsuboi said of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which he survived when he was a college student. "I saw a schoolgirl with her eye hanging out of its socket. People looked like ghosts, bleeding and trying to walk before collapsing."
Believe it or not, there was a time when the U.S. government funded "on-site, affordable, education-based child care 24 hours a day." But would this sort of service be possible to implement in today's America?
Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy argues that recent events have shown that the Jewish state has pity for only the Jews; scientists have found a possible explanation for conservative outrage over women having sex lives; meanwhile, an Ebola outbreak spread in large part due to deforestation. These discoveries and more after the jump.
One of the frustrations for a world historian is the unyieldingly parochial vision of the North Atlantic common among journalists and even many historians, and consequently among the public.
Japan has no plan to alter a landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, the government's top spokesman said Monday, despite a controversial review of the statement that has sparked a backlash at home and abroad.
A young Noam Chomsky was appalled by the "special" hatred the U.S. reserved for the Japanese during WWII; a reason to appreciate the polar vortex arises; meanwhile, privacy is becoming a luxury that few can afford. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has lambasted the Obama administration for its announcement that it will cut 8 percent out of the military budget and reduce standing army troop levels to their lowest since before World War II.