A 14th-century Japanese essayist's advice for troubled times runs the gamut from quirky to prescient
Those who don't have power tend to make fun of those who do. But what happens when the power shifts?
Two dueling archetypes dominated 20th-century American politics. Is it time for them to be reconciled?
Mary Pinchot Meyer's death remains a mystery. But it's her life that holds more interest now
Norman Mailer's anger and towering ego propelled-and undermined-his prodigious output
An ancient Greek wrote the book on biography then and now
Let's hear it shhhh, not so loud for electric boats
Never underestimate the role of sentimentality in the making of american myths and heroes
No soldier since Washington has had his Roman virtues, and so significantly shaped a peace