Brushes sharp as bayonets: Soviet artists helped win WWII

Review: The new blockbuster art exhibit "Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945" at The Art Institute of Chicago unveils truth about USSR's contribution to Allied victory.


Reader voices: 9/11, 10 years later

Ten years ago, our nation faced what is arguably the greatest test to which our people have faced since the Civil War on our own soil.


My 9/11: The smoke that preceded tragedy

Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.

The massacre at Ishaqi, Iraq

U.S. troops entered the house and killed the civilians before calling in the airstrikes. Autopsies showed all had been handcuffed and then shot.


Afghanistan: Dangerous illusions about a very bumpy border

Okay, New York Times, time for a little geography lesson, with a few bits of history thrown in.


Crying and laughing about the holocaust?

It may be that a tragedy plus a comedy is the only way that Parisians can describe their feelings about what happened under Nazi occupation. Maybe it takes both?


50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?


A tribute to Senator Mark Hatfield

Sen. Mark Hatfield was a man of conscience, and possessed a sense of right and wrong which overrode party loyalty.


Honor the troops, leave Afghanistan

Though military generals claim, as they always do, that progress is being made, it's hard to see that on the ground.


For the victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, end nuclear arms

Nuclear weapons have not been used in warfare since Hiroshima and Nagasaki - but such good fortune may not last forever.

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