What actually passed between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini? Kertzer draws on newly released records to find out.
Many Americans worry that Washington cannot handle big problems such as immigration reform and the debt. But the country has been here before, and overcome a supposedly 'broken' political system. Government is divided because 'we the people' are divided on the issues.
Nazi Germany's economy was not a central planning success, it was a disaster. Is there a lesson for today?
Ever hear of the man who shot John Wilkes Booth or the "other Anne Frank" family? From Graeme Donald's "The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Lincoln," here are six stories that history forgot.
With the austerity gripping Europe and a new generation of leaders not shaped by cold-war politics, NATO's future is increasingly in question.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for merger of political parties and social groups. Some observers say it's a bid to boost poll numbers, while others see it as throwback to Soviet-era engineering.