(Deliberately) Don’t Know Much about History (China Edition)

I am something of a history buff (or at least, I try my best to be), so when someone gets history wrong, I tend to get . . . oh, how to phrase this? . . . annoyed. To be sure, honest mistakes are sometimes made when discussing history, and your humble servant makes those …

In Memoriam: Pete Seeger

His legacy was summed up nicely nearly seven years ago by Ronald Radosh: Today, Jim Brown's new documentary, "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," opens the annual American Film Institute/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival near Washington, D.C. Two years ago, Mr. Brown asked to interview me for the film. I was a former student and friend …