"The Wizard of Oz" premiered the very week before World War II began. In many ways it carries with it the lost innocence of its time.
Witness the places where some of the most shocking and terrible crimes of the 20th century occurred. Most don't look that different.
In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.
The airship USS Akron was quite impressive in her day, but after her tragic crash in 1933 she and her crew are almost forgotten.
Woodrow Wilson envisioned a world order governed by justice and fairness. Where is that vision now, a century later?
The massacre of over 200,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese army is an ugly episode in history that is in unique danger of being forgotten--deliberately.
The historical facts are quite clear: there was no conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Yet many people refuse to accept the facts.
Seventy-two years ago today, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atom bomb used in combat on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, [...]
Twenty-seven years ago today, on August 2, 1990, military units of Iraq's elite Republican Guard crossed the border between that country and its southern neighbor, [...]
France's revolution is said to have begun with the storming of the Bastille in 1789, but it arguably was not finished until the existential crisis of World War I.