Commentary

Does Trump's presidency signal the end of the 'American Century'?

In 2012, President Barack Obama declared the United States would always be "the one indispensable nation in world affairs." But only five years later, many people wonder whether that remarkable era of world leadership is now coming to an end. Donald Trump has publicly spoken of abandoning America’s longtime commitments in many regions of the world. 

Perspective

Three gentiles got FDR to save Jews

Essay: Controversy surrounding Franklin D. Roosevelt continues to intensify, more than 70 years after his death.

On 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a glass half full

Commentary: We still have a long way to go in overcoming the often-lethal prejudice of the past.

Commentary

Is nonviolence a solution to all the world's conflicts?

Mention the concept of "nonviolent resistance" and two names immediately come to mind: Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader who led his nation to independence from British colonial rule, and Martin Luther King Jr., who led the struggle for civil rights in America. Tragically, both champions of nonviolence were assassinated: Gandhi in 1948 and King 20 years later. Today many people throughout the world revere both advocates of nonviolence.