Harold bloom featuredHarold Bloom and John Currin on Othello and Iago

Green-Eyed Monster

An Interview with Harold Bloom

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America's most eminent literary critic explains Iago, Othello, and the nature of their tragedy.

  John Negroponte on Trump and U.S. power

World Leader

An Interview with John Negroponte

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The legendary statesman talks about U.S. strength after Trump and why pulling out of the Paris Accords was a terrible mistake.

Impostor Syndrome

Hany Farid on How to Fight the Threat of Deepfakes

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The world's leading expert on digital forensics explains where deepfakes come from and how we can defeat them.

  Madeline Miller on Circe, Aeneas, Homer, and Virgil

Enchantments

An Interview with Madeline Miller

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The bestselling author of Circe and The Song of Achilles explains how she fell in love with Homer and the world created in the epics.

  Jody Williams on landmines and killer robots

Swords to Ploughshares

An Interview with Jody Williams

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Nobel laureate Jody Williams talks about the campaign to ban landmines, why she is worried about killer robots, and Trump vs. #MeToo.

  Andrew Roberts on Churchill and his comebacks

Never Give In

An Interview with Andrew Roberts

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The bestselling author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny explains what made the man such a great wartime leader.

  Gen. John Hyten on nuclear deterrence

Last Line of Defense

An Interview with Gen. John Hyten

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The head of STRATCOM is the officer in charge of overseeing our nuclear deterrence and analyzing the threats we face. The biggest of these? Not what you think.

  Tim Marshall on flags, maps, and border walls

Grand Old Flag

An Interview with Tim Marshall

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The politics of flags are an integral part of the world. A journalist and historian explains.

Trial of the Century

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One hundred and twenty five years ago, the now-infamous Dreyfus Affair began in France. Maurice Samuels explains why it's still relevant.

Love Hate Relationship

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter (and novelist, critic, and classicist) Frederic Raphael talks about why Catullus is the poet to read if you crave difficulty.