y wife and I just saw the film “In Darkness,” which tells the true story of a Polish man who saved a dozen Jewish men, women and children from the Nazis by hiding them for 14 months in sewers. The heroism of the man is clear, but so is the depressing state of a world [...]
Jan 18th, 2012
Anti-Americanism is, of course, as European as Apfelstrudel. But over the last few years it’s rollercoastered like the stock market. The invasion of Iraq sent it skyrocketing. It was muted somewhat by the election of a black man as President of the United States. (That Americans, whom Europeans are t...
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Jan 16th, 2012
This article is reprinted from City Journal. In last year’s extensive commentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Eichmann trial, one name—Hannah Arendt—was mentioned nearly as often as that of the trial’s notorious defendant. It’s hard to think of another major twentieth-century event so closely...
Jun 8th, 2011
AMSTERDAM – A 96-year-old Dutch woman has confessed to killing a prominent citizen in 1946 after mistakenly believing he collaborated with the Nazis, a town mayor said Wednesday. The killing of Felix Gulje, the head of a construction company who at the time was being considered for a high political p...
May 31st, 2011
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf gave a rare interview in an attempt to quash a swelling scandal, flatly rejecting media reports he had visited strip clubs and even had indirect contact with organised crime. In a long interview with the TT news agency published late on Monday, Sweden’s head of stat...