U. S. History

November 4, 1979: The Iran Hostage Crisis

By Ray Takeyh

During August 2005, American newspapers and television screens were unexpectedly filled with images of 1979. The scene of the U.S. embassy in Iran being taken over by radical students, effigies of Uncle Sam being burned, and angry … Read the article

Victory & Glory: The End of the Revolutionary War

Cornwallis Surrender

By John Ferling

October 19, 1781, the terms for the surrender of the General Charles Cornwallis-led British Army—the Articles of Capitulation—were signed by Cornwallis, Generals George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, and Admiral Francois de Grasse. Rochambeau had led the first … Read the article

Mossad and 9/11

By Gordon Thomas

Anti-Semitic conspiracists plan to flood the internet to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 attacks by resurrecting the old canard that Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence service, knew in advance of the attack – and did not warn … Read the article

President Clinton’s Foreign Policy

President Clinton Speech

By Sidney Blumenthal

President Clinton lost and then gained his footing in both domestic and foreign policy at roughly the same times. The tracks ran parallel. Just as he had hit a low point with the failure of health care … Read the article