A review of Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition for the Xbox 360.
Moscow is on the march. Vladimir Putin's Russia is the most destabilizing - and reckless - great power on the world stage. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia could have become a stable democracy at peace with its neighbors.
In the absence of a U.S.-Russian arms control treaty, the U.S. intelligence community is telling Congress it will need to focus more spy satellites over Russia that could be used to peer on other sites, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, to support the military.
In this slender volume, George P. Shultz has distilled what he has learned over a remarkable career that has spanned nearly 70 years. He is nearing 90 and still active.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops" blasted entertainment records this week by raking in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale, a dramatic and lucrative indication that video games have cemented their place as mainstream entertainment on a par with movies, books and music.
Virtually every adult in the Western world is by now aware of the barbarities committed by Hitler's Germany. A smaller number recognize that Stalin also was guilty of many atrocities. What Yale professor Timothy Snyder has now provided is a detailed recounting of the massive bloodletting in the lands between Germany and the Soviet Union before and during World War II.
Thousands of Romanians gathered Sunday for the funeral of Adrian Paunescu, one of the country's most famous poets whose verse struck a chord despite odes he wrote to late Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
"I think we're going to hell in a handbasket." That comment was uttered at a recent public gathering here in Washington by Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College and a best-selling author. In "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Manipulated Progressives for a Century," he presents mountains of research lending some credence to his above-quoted verdict on the country's direction.
V.K. Krishna Menon, a communist, fellow-traveling, anti-American firebrand in India's half-century of independence, did say one thing worth recalling: "You can say almost anything about India and it would be true."