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The Last Salem ‘Witch’ Is Pardoned After 329 Years — Thanks to These Kids

Elizabeth Johnson Jr., the final Massachusetts resident to be still considered a witch under state law, has finally been exonerated, The…

‘The Erawan War’ Book Review: Pitting CIA-Backed Fighters Against NVA in Laos

In Ken Conboy’s masterful retelling of covert operations across the border from Vietnam, The Erawan War, Volume 2: The CIA…

David McCullough Dies: Rememering the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian

David McCullough, the bestselling historian whose books and television appearances vividly characterized American leaders, innovations and experiences, died on Sunday,…

The Foreign Legion in Photos

A year after France invaded Algeria in 1830, it created a special army formation to seize and hold its growing empire…

BTR-82A: A Wheeled Armored Troop Carrier — and Frequent Target — in Ukraine 

After World War II, the Soviet military began addressing the hazards of riflemen riding to battle atop tank the tanks…

M109 Howitzer: The 60-Year-Old US Weapon Now Smashing Russians in Ukraine

Howitzers, both towed and self-propelled, have been mainstays of both the Russians who invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and…

A Lynching at Port Jervis: Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age

On February 23, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced placement of plaques memorializing Robert Lewis and Robert Mulliner, Black…

Is Taiwan a Country? Why the US and China Are So Worked Up Over the Island

Frank Zappa famously said, “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.” Well, Taiwan…

‘America’s Good Terrorist’ Book Review: A New Look at John Brown

In associating John Brown’s traits with the current meaning of terrorist, he measures up to the profile. He was an American…

‘Empires of the Normans’ Book Review: The Rest of the Story

English speakers usually associate the Normans with their 1066 conquest of England, the replacement of Saxon rule with the Plantagenet…