From feudal fortresses to contemporary border barriers, walls have always offered more symbolic value than real protection.
We call futile victories "pyrrhic," after an ancient Roman battle. But that battle may have been misinterpreted--or had a different conclusion altogether.
The post-9/11 expansion of federal powers over transportation security was also an extension of power over the security workforce.
The history of juries is actually quite revolutionary.
How do metaphors shape political perceptions? And what do they mean for the future of Europe?
The global private market for security has brought with it the need for hiring, measuring, and monitoring security workers in unprecedented ways.
With recreational marijuana use now legal across Canada, companies are jockeying for market share while bureaucracies struggle to make estimates.
Huge monuments to national pride are regaining popularity. One scholar suggests this might also indicate a larger cultural shift.
Richard Nixon's voters had a lot in common with Trump's, especially in their idealization of the self-sufficient, independent American businessperson.
Sister cities may seem like mere symbolic pairings, but many actually share meaningful ties that are deliberately instituted and sustained.