How diplomacy saves American lives

Diplomacy is not always pretty and much of the work of diplomats is misrepresented and politicized but it is absolutely essential to keep the world at peace.

  • Diplomacy doesn't always look pretty or neat, but it is absolutely an antidote to and an alternative to military intervention.
  • There are some fundamental misunderstandings about what diplomats do around the world that have been exploited by politicians of both parties.
  • One of the consequences of sidelining diplomacy is you see a lot more of the work that was once the domain of diplomats coming out of the Pentagon and the CIA, with negotiations dictated by the industrial military complex.

Why Mia Farrow’s best advice to her son is motherhood in a nutshell

What is the best piece of advice Mia Farrow ever gave her son? We've got the answer.

Ronan Farrow isn't the only big name in the Farrow household. His mom, Mia Farrow, is a big-time actress (Rosemary's Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Great Gatsby) and instilled some of the wisdom she learned along the way into her son. Here, on Mother's Day, Ronan shares the best piece of advice he learned from her. Ronan Farrow's new book is War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.