State power and oppressive surveillance serve as the backdrop for this animated spy comedy.
But his cynical brand of realism did at least lead him to caution against some of America's ideological military adventures.
The lack of oversight and the general absence of a long-term vision is creating inefficiency, waste, and red ink as far as the eye can see.
The George Washington University historian argues that the group's paranoid mindset and obsessions are front and center in the modern GOP.
"Christian libertarians" Bayard Rustin and David Dellinger challenged state power and ended up leading the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War protests.
Plus: the editors field a listener question on intellectual property.
After $67 billion and more than 20 years, the F-22 finally won a dogfight against an unarmed, nearly immobile opponent.
Plus: The French face "le wokisme," a Tennessee "eyelash specialist license" would require 300 hours education, and more...
Newspapers deserve a great deal of credit for the expansion of freedom over the past 200 years. But the media have lost credibility.
Alas, the Russians never forgave him.
The island’s communist government announced it would allow foreign investors to enter its nationalized retail industry as it faces shortages, blackouts, and new protests.
The Secret City author explains how panic about homosexuality led to discrimination, bad policy, and, eventually, freedom.
The world's conscience had been shocked by Russia's recent invasion of a sovereign European state. Ike responded with sober, long-game containment in Europe...and more reckless escalation in the Middle East.
It is hard to comprehend the scarcity and existential dread that was humanity's constant companion during the Cold War.
The Enough Already: Time To End the War on Terror author on fixing foreign policy in the Joe Biden era.
AMC+ thriller takes viewers to paranoid, dangerous '60s Berlin.
Alex Winter's new film celebrates the Rock Hall of Famer's individualism, anti-authoritarianism, and entrepreneurship.
The rock legend fought for free speech and self-expression in ways that appealed to dissidents in America and communist countries alike.
New documentary explains why installing the shah in 1953 led to ruinous American covert operations throughout the Cold War and beyond.
The Apocalypse Never author documents that things are getting greener and makes a case for nuclear power.
CIA, KGB, MI6, and all the others
The long, strange, and unfinished trip of a sitcom-writing legend who turned right after the Cold War, co-founded a podcast empire, turned on to psychedelics, and got turned off to politics.
Meet the New President of the Foundation for Economic Education, America's Oldest Free Market Think Tank
Raised in Lithuania during the final years of the Cold War, Zilvinas Silenas wants to bring libertarian ideas to young people in the 21st century.
We should, but probably won't, learn the lesson that U.S. presidents don't have to control or even fully understand world events.
The late Arizona senator's relentless energy and patriotic sense of honor led him to heroic acts of defiance, but also misguided support for disastrous foreign interventions.
Friday A/V Club: The wild world of low-budget survivalist videos
The Americans Was a Show About Marriage, the Cold War, And Why Politics Is the Worst Way to Engage With Another Human Being
In this brilliant spy thriller, the personal and the political are always intertwined-but they are not always inseparable.
One of the best, most-political and most-personal TV shows ever just ended. What did it all mean?
Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields discuss their critically acclaimed show, ideology, and how technology is ushering in the golden era of television.
The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding Today's America: Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Their 18-hour miniseries looks at one of the most divisive, painful, and poorly understood episodes in American history.
1956's "Blood in the Water" match between Hungary and the Soviet Union brought war to the pool.
Cold War artifact of the day
President tells Cuban people the US will not impose any system on them; calls on Castro to "not fear" democracy.
Novelist Thomas Mallon on the Cold War, gay Republicans, Facebook vs. the novel, & why "95% of writers he knows are liberal Democrats."