Helter Skelter, German Style
February 09, 2010
This excellent book reconstructs the political agonies of the German Left from the sixties to the present day. The detail is extraordinary, the tempo
It Will Not Go Away
February 04, 2010
Robert Wistrich’s vast and important book is the most comprehensive account in print of the history of anti-Semitism since 1945 in Europe, the Middle
George Bernard Shaw Arrives in America
January 25, 2010
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The Return of Ulysses
January 25, 2010
No great American has suffered more cruelly and undeservedly at the hands of historians than Ulysses S. Grant.
Black and White
January 18, 2010
For Sternhell this is a struggle between darkness and light. As his title suggests, he sees not a “counter” to the Enlightenment but simply an anti-En
January 15, 2010
Churchill’s career prior to his premiership was an almost total failure, but the years between Munich and electoral defeat were as remarkable as even
June 11, 2008
A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances, and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century By John Burrow (Knopf, 553 pp., $35) History was born in Greece in the middle of the fifth century B.C.E. It has flourished ever since then, in diverse but recognizably related forms, and it still exists today, as a form of inquiry into the past, a literary genre, and a set of practices plied and taught in universities. That's our story, in the West, and we're sticking to it. Or at least John Burrow is.
Here Comes The Groom
August 28, 1989
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Andrew Sullivan’s 1989 cover story makes the case for legalizing gay marriage.