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  Another Memorial Day at war

Jon Meacham reflects on why war feels distant to so many Americans — and why the burden of military sacrifice weighs heavily on so few.


Was the Roman Empire a victim of climate change?

A new study suggests environmental factors contributed to the downfall of the great empire.


  First Look: How the story of Cleopatra resonates today

In her new book “Cleopatra: A Life,” Stacy Schiff redefines what we know about the last queen of Egypt, and provides a story that may resonate for women today.

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