TV’s Antidote to Trump
David Simon’s under-appreciated Show Me a Hero offers hope that racial divides can be mended, and past injustices overcome.
Empires of Multiplicity
Two new books give us revisionist accounts of the histories of the Holy Roman and Austrian Empires.
One month in the desert kingdom isn’t enough time to learn its complexities. Even forty years might not do it.
Terms of Estrangement
An insider’s account of the Obama Administration’s rocky relationship with Israel gives pointers on how the relationship might be conducted in the future.
The United States needs a powerful India, a peaceful Pakistan, and accord between the two. What are the chances?