In "Watchmen," the burning of Greenwood becomes a promise — albeit a fictional one. There are reparations, a sprawling memorial and a thriving multi-racial community. As this city now works on its own memorials to the events of 1921, we would do well to look at "Watchmen" — at the way it insists on a powerful vision of justice that becomes a promise we must labor every day to keep. That has always been the utopian promise at the very core of the superhero story, and it's a heroism we can can not just imagine but enact.
His reasoning for a nation-state doesn't reflect events leading to World War II.
The United States never was a democracy; it was established as a Republic based on democratic ideals.
“As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy,’’ writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, “it is i…
Our civilization is fast approaching a tipping point. Humans will need to make the transition from nonrenewable fossil fuels as our primary energy source to renewable energy sources that will allow us to flourish into the future. Failure to make that transformation will doom us to the endless political machinations and economic conflicts that have plagued civilization for the past half-millennium.
ALEMIYA, Iraq -- Iqbal Muhammad does not recall her first glimpse of her future husband, because they were both newborns at the time, but she …
As a conservative, I find myself embarrassed and angered by the appalling behavior of so many who fail to understand the nation they claim to love.
A new voice is speaking from the heart of Europe.
This is the paradox of the coming decade: Even as political
events redraw old national boundaries, economic trends are
diminishing the relevance of those boundaries.