May 2, 2015   It was 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging.  I was 24 years old, just out of graduate school in New York City.  Cambridge University had accepted me to do a doctorate history.   But no. In a burst of youthful patriotism, I concluded it was every […]


Originally published on Huffington Post – Posted: 07/09/2009 5:12 am EDT Updated: 05/25/2011 1:25 pm EDT   This ancient fortress city that guards the traditional invasion route along the Meuse River from Germany into France is a good place to reflect on the lingering myths that still cloud our understanding […]


21 February 2015 WASHINGTON DC – The hostess of our elegant Georgetown dinner party was breathing fire. We had been waiting for over an hour for the guest of honor, renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave. Suddenly, the door burst open and a modestly sized man with a deep tan bowed […]