When The Nation’s
Jeremy Scahill began investigating civilian deaths in an off-the-books U.S.
night raid in Afghanistan, the thread of clues led to a startling conclusion. A
secretive military force reporting directly to the White House, the Joint
Special Operations Command, has been conducting an
Earlier this season, the Milwaukee
Repertory Theater and Acacia Theatre looked at the Holocaust with the Rep's The Diary of Anne Frank, followed by
Acacia's Irena's Vow. Both involved
the terror of the concentration camps
Jennifer Cody Epstein’s novel begins on a
carnival ride, but proceeds to explore William Tecumseh Sherman’s maxim, “War
is Hell.” The general added: “There is many a boy here today who looks on war
as all glory, but, boys, it is all
With his bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond stimulated discussion over
the forces that have shaped humanity. In The
World Until Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prize-winner examines tribal and
pre-tribal societies for what they can tell us about our own WEIRD (Western
Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic)
Scott Walker’s face appears in
this primer on unionism and the accompanying text isn’t flattering. Topping
Walker’s agenda is union busting, a move many outside the unions support with
little understanding of the implications
Afghanistan has often been called
unconquerable, the “graveyard of empires,” but as Tamim Ansary argues in his
witty overview of that country’s history, truisms aren’t always entirely true.
Ansary reminds readers that
Daniel Pick’s apologetic tone is a measure of how far Freud has fallen.
The University of London history professor has written a fascinating account of
psychoanalysts who joined the war effort in the United Kingdom and the United...