From a Distance

We’ll look at why Americans have fought “wars of choice” in the 20th century. Then, Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat talks about creating art while your homeland is in crisis. Also, Cynthia Ozick discusses her latest novel, Foreign Bodies, which was inspired by Henry James’ classic The Ambassadors. Plus our latest Backstory segments look at the history of PTSD, going all the way back to the civil war, and at what we can expect to come out of this week’s G20 summit.