Meet The Kurds Fighting To Preserve A Better Iraq
Russia, Iran, and the United States come quickly to mind when we think of the countries we’re hoping will defeat ISIS. But perhaps the most effective forces so far are comparatively less written about: the Kurds. Viewing the rise of ISIS as both a threat to their quest for official statehood and a way to gain international support for it, Kurdish people — both women and men — have spent years fending off the radical Islamist group, often succeeding more than their more “sophisticated” peers. National Geographic headed to Iraqi Kurdistan to talk to the Kurds about what’s at stake — and why they continue to fight.
Was Abraham Lincoln Our First Gay President?
The speculating about Abraham Lincoln’s sexuality has been going on since before he even took office. And, to be sure, that speculation has some compelling evidence behind it. Discover the story of Joshua Speed, with whom Lincoln shared a room — and a bed — as a young man. Then hear the tale of Captain David Derickson, Lincoln’s bodyguard and another man that shared his bed. See and hear more here.