September 11 Attacks (9/11)

America’s Long War: The Post-September 11 Challenge
America’s Long War: The Post-September 11 Challenge

One of the hardest things for the American people to understand about the war unleashed on September 11 is that, 16 years in, we may be closer to its beginning than its conclusion.

What You Should Know About the Political History of Afghanistan
What You Should Know About the Political History of Afghanistan

President Trump announced on Monday the outline for his plan on the continuing American engagement in Afghanistan. Here is what you should know about the modern political history of Afghanistan.

The Kiss & 9-11

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the 21 year old dental assistant reputedly the woman often mistaken for a nurse in the famous August 14, 1945 V-J Day photos, has died at age 92. The scene, long known as The Kiss, shows her with a young sailor, who apparently was kissing women at random in Times Square as part of the spontaneous, raucous celebration in Times Square.

Rose 9/11 Memorial NY
Human Evil & Moral Clarity

In the dark days after the planes hit, the late political theorist Jean Bethke Elshtain mused to a friend, “Now we are reminded of what governments are for.” Sept. 11, she forever after insisted, made plain that “the primary responsibility of government is to provide for basic security – ordinary civic peace.” This responsibility is a divine mandate