As we come to grips with a national history of violence, greed and racialized privilege, this fable of noblesse oblige rings hollow.
“His story is so triumphal in the sense of what he was eventually able to do,” responding to persecution and oppression with an outpouring of love.
California governors Pat and Jerry Brown played pivotal roles in a startling array of events in the state's history.
Pius, who was pope from 1939 to 1958, has been strongly attacked for not speaking out publicly against the Holocaust but defended by some for the vast hidden work he did to help many victims of the Nazis, fascists and communists.
Arnold Offner's biography shows Hubert Humphrey as a serious man who sought a serious goal: the betterment of his fellow Americans, whether through persuasion or legislation.