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Truman’s Terrible Choice, 75 Years Ago

President Truman authorized the use of the atomic bombs thinking, rightly, that doing so would save American and Japanese lives by shocking Japan into surrender. Given the available options, it was the correct choice.

Robert Pickus: An American Original

The United States has lost one of its most passionately patriotic citizens, a genuine American original.

A Life in the Public Square

Randy Boyagoda’s biography of Richard John Neuhaus is an authentic and compelling portrait of a man who had as much influence as any in the 20th century on the place of religion in American public life.

The Unbelievably Small War

It would be terrible to put our troops in harm’s way with no clear objective; it would be far worse to ask them to kill in an unjustified war.