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The Unescapable God
The Unescapable God

This article about the reality of God’s eternal love and justice amidst the context of World War II was originally published in Christianity & Crisis on May 18, 1942.

A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races
A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races

The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.

Executive Orders, Nativism, and National Security Franklin D Roosevelt FDR Japanese Internment
Executive Orders, Nativism, and National Security

Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, FDR issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans.

Interfering in Elections

During the recent USA presidential election, amid talk of Russian interference, a facile Washington Post column proposed a moral equivalence…

Greatest Generation Second World War
Not the Greatest Generation

If we call any of our honored ancestors the Greatest Generation, we are acceding to the idea that America’s greatness is past. For many of us, America’s greatest days are yet to be lived out.

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.

Electoral Win for Japanese Prime Minister Draws International Concern
Electoral Win for Japanese Prime Minister Draws International Concern

Japan’s general election gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), along with its coalition partner Komeito, a majority in both Houses of the Diet. The international community now wonders if the electoral success may embolden the Prime Minister to pursue his agenda more aggressively.

The Next President Should Outline the Real Lessons of Hiroshima from Pearl Harbor
The Next President Should Outline the Real Lessons of Hiroshima from Pearl Harbor

It’s a good exercise for world leaders to remember those horrific bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to learn critical lessons from them. But the President and I disagree on the lessons to be learned.

A Sad Speech

In his remarks at Hiroshima, President Obama avoided delivering an outright apology for America’s use of atomic bombs to finally break the brutal war machine of Imperial Japan—a decision that won and ended a just war. Even so, the speech raises three unsettling issues.