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World War 2


  • Churchill and Stalin: Comrades-in-Arms during World War Two

    by Geoffrey Roberts

    Neither the formation of what Churchill later called the Grand Alliance nor its collapse was inevitable. The Grand Alliance was willed into existence by its leaders and then sustained through four years of total war. It was one the most successful alliances in history. 


  • 1933 May Be Closer than We Think

    by Frank Domurad

    Increasing cultural, social and political continuities between Weimar and America should give us serious concern in assessing the fate of these two democracies as part of an analogous historical phenomenon.



  • The Weaponization of History

    by Wilfred M. McClay

    Ignorantly invoking slavery or the Holocaust is an affront to those who seriously study the past.


  • The Rabbi, the Telegram, and the Holocaust

    by Rafael Medoff

    Seventy-seven years ago today, a telegram bearing a horrifying and unforgettable message reached America’s foremost Jewish leader. It revealed the first comprehensive details about the systematic mass murder that would come to be known as the Holocaust



  • Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on

    Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude.