Reading Time: 20 minutes Is the CIA friend or foe? An excerpt from Douglas Valentine’s recent book helps illuminate an agency that operates in the shadows.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Thanks to the critically acclaimed movie “The Post,” which opens this weekend, the story of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is again part of the public discourse. But there is much more to it than the movie shows, Ellsberg tells WhoWhatWhy in this recent podcast.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Many of the reasons why Americans want to keep Syrian refugees out of the US will sound particularly familiar to the Vietnamese boat people who have heard it all before and proved the critics wrong.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series on Vietnam is capturing America’s attention. But it skates very lightly over one of the war’s most contentious questions: Did President John F. Kennedy intend to pursue the fight or to pull out?
Reading Time: 22 minutes When we speak of the ‘60s, talk invariably centers on Vietnam. No one understood that conflict better than Sydney Schanberg, who died the other day. His insightful and honest coverage of the war set a new standard for the truth. In this 1999 conversation, Schanberg reminds us why he will be missed.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In honor of Memorial Day, we present works of art depicting scenes from various American wars of the last two centuries.
Reading Time: 1 minute Martin Luther King’s decision to speak out against the Vietnam War led countless followers to do the same. There are those who believe that’s what killed him.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Excerpts of some JFK speeches you may not have heard, showing his wit and his perception.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Western coup against Syria’s Assad marches along under humanitarian cover, the lemming-like media does its part, and the rest of us miss the whole thing. George Orwell would be so, so impressed.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A strange little tale of a foreign country, a cave, and America’s favorite animator
Reading Time: 6 minutes If we care about Greg Mortenson’s credibility, do we also care about the credibility of those who sold us on Mortenson—and the military agenda behind him?