Madeleine Wright

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Russia Today presenter resigns live on air

Liz Wahl said she could no longer work for a network which she accused of 'whitewashing' the actions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin<p>A US-based anchor for the Russia Today television network has resigned live on air in protest at the deployment of Russia-backed forces in Ukraine.<p>Liz Wahl said …

Watch and Search Newly Digitized Conversations with 148 People Who Witnessed the Great Depression

In March of 1992, many years after photographer Dorothea Lange’s 1936 image of a migrant mother in California (above) became one of the most iconic …

What World War I Did to the Middle East

World War I may have ended in 1918, but the violence it triggered in the Middle East still hasn't come to an end. Arbitrary borders drawn by …

Middle East

Three suspected former Auschwitz guards arrested in Germany

Three men aged in their 80s and 90s suspected of being former guards of the World War II Auschwitz death camp have been arrested in Germany.<p>The …

Last Public Execution by Guillotine

Last Public Execution by Guillotine<p>There are some people still alive today who were present at the last public execution in France. Actor Christopher …

How to Make Love: A 1936 Guide to the Art of Wooing

<i>“Part of the modern ideology of love is to assume that love and sex always go together,”</i> Susan Sontag observed in her fantastic meditation on love, sex, and the world between, <i>“and probably the greatest problem for human beings is that they just don’t.”</i> And yet we still refer to sex as “making love.”<p>…