Why America Didn’t Bomb Auschwitz When It Had the Chance
DIALOGUE OF THE DEAF
America Didn’t Bomb Auschwitz 75 Years Ago. Why?
The politics of rescue suggest one answer; the demands of war suggest another.
EROS AND DUST
Why W.H. Auden Hated His Most Famous Political Poems
The great poet chronicled the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Fascism but he later renounced his most radical and ardent political work.
Tanks for the Memories: Russia’s Jingoistic New WWII Movie
‘T-34’ glamorizes the militaristic, backward-looking nationalism that Vladimir Putin counts on to mobilize ‘real’ Russians against their ‘fascist’ enemies.
The Female Spy Who Climbed the Alps to Battle Nazis
Peter Churchill and Odette Sansom were part of a highly successful team of spies and resistance fighters. When he made a perilous nighttime drop, she was there to meet him.
World War II Never Ended Between Russia and Japan
Russian nationalists push Putin to forget about peace with Japan if it means giving up the the windswept Kuril Islands. And vice versa.
My Mom Worked to Make America Great. Then Came Trump.
No, she was no president or business titan. She was just a fierce woman of the greatest generation who embodied and lived values that will long outlast Trump.
How Arno Breker Became Hitler's Favorite Sculptor
90 percent of Arno Breker’s work was destroyed by the Allies after the end of World War Two. In 2015, one of his most famous, and lost, sculptures suddenly reappeared.