The limits of endurance in enemy hands. Jun 20, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 38 • By NOEMIE EMERY
A World War II Story of Survival,
Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
12:46 PM, Dec 1, 2010 • By JOHN NOONAN
On June 6th, 1944, 1st Lt Dick Winters parachuted behind German lines, assembled a small strike team, and neutralized four enemy artillery pieces that were wreaking havoc on nearby Utah Beach. The Brecourt Manor Assault, as it was later dubbed, represented one of the most brilliant examples of small unit assault tactics in recent military history. Winters had no intelligence on the size of the enemy force holding the guns or the structure of the German defenses.
Why World War II was inevitable.10:45 AM, Nov 1, 2010 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
Among Barbara Tuchman’s many sins as an historian was the notion, propagated in her popular volume The Guns of August (1962), that the Great Powers had more or less blundered into conflict in 1914, and that smarter diplomacy might well have prevented the Great War.
In the wilderness of mirrors, he who holds the last mirror wins.9:40 AM, Aug 3, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
Since last year, Hezbollah has been rounding up Lebanese who are believed to be spying for the state of Israel.
Allies in War, in Peace Friends.12:30 AM, Jul 4, 2010 • By JOSEPH LOCONTE
The celebration of American Independence has a way of illuminating the Anglo-American relationship, especially during times of war. Although July 4, 1776 marked the date when the American people dissolved "the political bands which have connected them" with Great Britain, July 4, 1940 signified just the opposite: the moment when the two great democracies solidified their “special relationship.” Seventy years ago, British prime minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech before the House of Commons that masterfully rebuked the United States for sitting on the sidelines while Britain stood alone to defend freedom against totalitarianism. Churchill’s insights are worth recalling during our own season of war, when the historic ties between the two nations seem frayed and in doubt.
There’s something about Sir Winston that annoys the American left. May 3, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 31 • By STEVEN F. HAYWARD
by Paul Johnson
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American labor unions and how they got that way.Apr 5, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 28 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Labor unions in the United States were not always tied to the Democratic party and to a leftist ideological agenda. Once upon a time, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) stood at odds with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO); the former resisted statist labor law changes and leftist union policies beginning in the 1930s and the latter supported them.