Helping the poor save could be as simple as handing families safe boxes.
Voters say they prefer clean politicians even if they’re incompetent. Why don’t they vote that way?
Ideologues on both sides pick and choose from genetic science to support their views.
Even for nonbelievers, religion has its uses.
To convince the world you’ve prevailed in battle, sometimes you have to get creative.
Many unwilling soldiers bond with their new comrades through ugly means.
An ancient force is back, and it’s causing trouble worldwide.
Women won’t just succeed in combat roles, they’ll excel.
Even the most evil regime would not hand nukes over to terrorists.
The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
By Nicholas A. Basbanes. Knopf. 448 pp. $35