Abraham Lincoln

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For Debut Novel, Lincoln In The Bardo

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK

American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with “Lincoln in the Bardo,” a polyphonic symphony of a novel...

US Politicians Are Searching For A 'Secret' Obamacare Bill And It's Pure 'The Thick Of It'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

One of Donald Trump’s biggest promises on becoming President was he would repeal ‘Obamacare’, the healthcare plan that provides cover for millio...

The West Is About to Make Another Strategic Blunder in the Middle East

Nicholas Rogers | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Rogers

When someone attacks you or yours, you strike back and you strike back hard. That is not just the natural, instinctive response - it is the right and moral course of action. Failure to do so betrays a fundamental lack of self-esteem; if your own life and the lives of those you love are not worth defending, what is?

Top Five History Books of 2014 - From Lincoln to Kim Philby to Rowing

Philip White | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

But anyone who focused their reading this year solely on the present would have missed a bevy of worthy history books. In no particular order of merit, here are five standouts...

Is the US Presidential Turkey Pardon a Big Load of Baloney?

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Two turkeys are currently selected and pardoned each year, in case the first choice turkey becomes unavailable. This is not due to media commitments, or a career on Fox News, but a nice way of saying that one of them might die.

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

Ferguson - A Country Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

White and Black Americans have fought in one way or another, side by side in the Union Army, in World War I and II, in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, only to return to their own separate neighborhoods, separate houses of worship and their own separate lives. Black and White Americans, for the most part, simply do not live in the same society and do not see the world around them in the same way.

This Computer Can Scan Old Photos For Genetic Diseases

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Doctors might soon be able to diagnose rare genetic illnesses by scanning old family photos. The technique uses a powerful computer to look for the...

Obama's Lessons on Miracles From Mandela and Lincoln

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the Republicans in Congress have tried to thwart almost every effort put forth by the President up to now, Obama has not found a successful and winning way to deal with them. Perhaps his hero "Madiba" has a message in his life story for his young protégé Barack.

Where Is the Next Nelson Mandela?

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's absurd, I know, but wouldn't it be nice to think that one day another Mandela figure will emerge, someone with the same burning sense of justice, unquenchable courage and personal integrity? Absurd, yes, but we can dream, can't we?

"Obama I'm on my way..."

Rebecca Root | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Exploring the east coast, it is a must to head to the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC.

Drinking Poison for Peace

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ilco van der Linde

Last week Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looked back on the first weeks of peace talks with the Kurds and happily stated that it had turned into an 'extremely resolved journey of hope'. Could this be a true reflection of what's really going on?

How Not to Be a Leader

Suzi Williams | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK
Suzi Williams

If I can offer my one piece of leadership advice, it's this. Throw away the leadership books. Do you think Steve Jobs ever read one? Would Abraham Lincoln have bothered, if such a thing had existed? Don't be a Jobs. Don't be a Lincoln.

Daniel Day-Lewis Makes Oscars History By Scooping Third Trophy At 2013 Academy Awards (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis has rewritten Oscars history by becoming the first man to win the Best Actor trophy three times. The British-born actor received ...

Today We Remember Lincoln as a Great Redeemer - And That Should Give Obama Hope

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The story of how Lincoln pushed the Thirteenth Amendment through a divided House of Representatives in the space of just four months, thereby abolishing the institution of slavery for ever, only to be assassinated, was too moving and melodramatic for even this cynical writer to bear.

The BAFTA Nominations In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

The 2013 BAFTA nominations have been revealed. British films 'Les Miserables' and 'Skyfall' failed to earn the most nods in this year's nominations...

Spielberg's Tribute to Lincoln: The Iconic Filmmaker Loves Larger Than Life Themes

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

A six-year-old boy on his first visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, could not muster the courage to look at the face of the giant-sized statue of the man who abolished slavery in America. Steven Spielberg's gaze stopped at the hands of Abraham Lincoln. He was quite shaken by the experience.

Peace One Day 2012: Six Male Victims Of Domestic Violence

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

It calls for a day of ceasefire and peace across the globe – and this year Peace One Day brings the thorny issue of domestic violence into its noble...

Fact or Fiction? When History Becomes a Filmmaker's Playground

Matthew Tucker | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Tucker

I may not have a degree in American Studies, but I don't recall being taught that Lincoln dabbled in the extermination of fanged blood suckers. Is it all a terribly clever metaphor? Lincoln's fight against slave masters of the era? No, it really is about Abraham Lincoln discovering that "vampires are planning to take over the United States... he makes it his mission to eliminate them."

TRAILER: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star in this latest gothic adventure from the unusual mind o...

Modern Politics: What Would King Arthur Do?

Greg Jenner | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

They call him the "Once and Future King". Legend has it, Arthur resides in eternal sleep on the Isle of Avalon, awaiting the day when England needs his help to fight off some cruel calamity. Well, I don't know about you, but I wish he'd bloody wake up already. How many invitations does the man, need? Was he there for the struggle against Hitler, defending the skies of London from the Luftwaffe's incendiary bombs? Was he b****cks! So much for specialising in repelling German invaders... and what about the credit crisis - arguably the worst financial disaster in modern history - did we see any wise fiscal solutions from the legendary Dark Age king then? No, we bloody didn't - just hour after hour of Robert Peston frowning at plummeting graphs.

Historical Mates: Lancashire and Abraham Lincoln

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
J.L. Sirisuk

Whilst the 150th anniversary of the American civil war continues to provoke considerable debate and a range of commemorative events, I am reminded of the war's impact on a specific part of the world - though one not located within the 50 US states, but across the Atlantic.

WATCH: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailer Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Seth Grahame-Smith's genre mash-up novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter takes the 16th President of the United States and makes him a part-time vampi...

The Corruption of Western Liberal Democracy

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The people of the US and Britain have become victims of the corruption of their democratic institutions that are no longer serving the interests of or...