10 years ago

An authoritative insider’s take on the threat of cyber war

BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID. If you’ve been conjuring up nightmare visions of terrorists toting suitcase nukes to Chicago or San Francisco, get ready for an even more ominous threat. The term of art is “cyber war,” and because in theory it poses no direct threat to human life, it may strike the casual observer […]

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10 years ago

Historical perspective on the surprising rise of Barack Obama

The White House has been home to many colorful characters in the more than two centuries since it was first occupied in 1800—think of the polymath Thomas Jefferson, the swashbuckling Andrew Jackson, and the big game hunter and peacemaker Teddy Roosevelt—but Barack Obama is at least their equal. With a life story no Hollywood screenwriter […]

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