The quick withdrawal of U.S. forces without any commitment to leaving behind a sustainable democracy doomed Haiti to generations of dictatorships under the repressive Duvalier clan.
<i>The American filmmaker excels at grasping the neuroses of the past and the ambiguity of transitional periods between eras.</i>
Paul Thomas Anderson’s eight films to date display an awareness of United States history: first of its cinema, as should films by any self-respecting, movie-enthusiast director, but [Read more]
Wanting to have the last word, to write your own history or to speak at your own wake, is a natural human impulse. Former American presidents are afforded that licence, and more besides.
In a country lacking any real leadership from the sitting president, former presidents have a newly important role to play.
It's not just Trump. It's a different America.
Americans have moved beyond Abraham Lincoln’s optimistic view of Civil War reconciliation, perhaps forever. What would Lincoln say, if we could consult him, to a purge of Confederate monuments occurring in the year 2017?