History

A Fearful Thing: Lessons from Great War
A Fearful Thing: Great War Lessons on Treaties and Deterrence

Here, in the middle of the centennial anniversary period of World War I, we still find ourselves in the shadows of the Great War—and still have much to learn from it.

A Bold Step in the Right Direction, but not Without Flaws: A Historical Critique of Bitter Harvest
A Bold Step in the Right Direction, but not Without Flaws: A Historical Critique of Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest is a touching film about a tragic and important piece of history. That being said, it is undoubtedly not without several discernible weaknesses that detract from its overall quality.

Ike’s Military Industrial Complex

Bret Baier’s new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission focuses on Ike’s 1961 farewell speech eschewing the “military industrial complex.”

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Bitter Harvest: Lessons from FDR’s Russia Policy

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy towards Russia depended on a willful disregard for the Moscow regime’s most brutal acts. The problem for the president—and for the American public—was that he seemed to believe the utterly false portrait of Stalin he helped to create.

Did God Laugh at Trump’s Inauguration?
Did God Laugh at Trump’s Inauguration?

There wasn’t much laughing at Trump’s inauguration, but then presidential inaugurations are solemn affairs.

Hybrid Warfare: An Old Strategy with a New Name
Hybrid Warfare: An Old Strategy with a New Name

Following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the West has become fascinated with the term “hybrid warfare.” While the term appears to be relatively new, hybrid warfare itself is not a new strategy, nor is it a threat to be taken lightly.

What You Should Know About the Attack on Pearl Harbor
What You Should Know About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are ten things you should know about the event that propelled the U.S. into World War II.

Lost Cause: The American Christians of North Korea in the Second World War
Lost Cause: The American Christians of North Korea in the Second World War

During WWII, children of the American Christian missionaries in Korea served in significant roles in the U.S. government and sought to direct U.S. attention and efforts toward Korea.

Senator Ball
Wherefore Art Thou, Senator Ball?

Senator Joseph H. Ball, a Republican from Minnesota appointed unexpectedly to office in 1940, supported the Lend-Lease Act to aid Britain in its defense against Nazi Germany and debated against Charles Lindbergh and his America First populism.