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Book Review: The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel by Michael J. Totten

Why the people of Lebanon rose up against their Syrian overlords - and what went wrong afterwards. Read More »

Public Diplomacy Done Right with School Meals

Instead of slashing our international school meals budget, and pouring mostly military aid into different countries, why not feed the children? Read More »

TV Review: The Borgias

The Borgias kicks off on Showtime as the cable network's newest historical epic. Read More »

Book Review: One Nation Under Sex by Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach

An interesting history of the distractions of American Presidents. Read More »

The Great Russian Famine of 1921: When America Heard the Pleas of the Sick and Starving

Camels were used for the daunting task of hauling food into the snowy interior of Russia (National Archives 200 (S)- ARA-59)

The Russian famine was a defining moment in the history and character of America. Read More »

Politically-Correct Twain

Does a sanitized version of Twain's masterpieces accomplish anything? Read More »

Book Review: The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 by Keith Jeffery

Explore the early days of MI-6 and discover James Bond was a wimp compared to the real thing! Read More »

Book Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution – 25th Anniversary Edition by Steven Levy

A very visible and touching collection of facts and experiences chronicle the early and well-known heroes of the computer industry. Read More »

Book Review: The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 by Chris Wickham

I now have a much better idea of what it was like to live in what we used to call the Dark Ages. Read More »

London, Yemen, and Plumpy’nut

UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with modest funding, could treat malnourished Yemeni children. Read More »