John Foster / 08 Jun 2020

Buried By Trump

The American Century is Finally Over

The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (...)

Joel Schalit / 22 Apr 2020

The Italian Campaign

Russia Threatens the Press

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia's Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Mar 2020

Protest and Survive

International Women’s Day in Berlin

Germany is drowning in a sea of hatred. No country is as plagued by far-right terrorism in Europe as the Bundesrepublik. Rarely is there a day without attacks on minorities and migrants.(...)
John Foster / 24 Feb 2020

Revenge on Germany

Miriam Gebhardt’s Crimes Unspoken

The rape of hundreds of thousands of German women in the waning days of the Second World War has historically gotten short shrift, both as crime and tragedy. (...)

The father of reunification. Mikhail Gorbachev, East Side Gallery.
John Foster / 24 Jan 2020

Remembrance Culture

Hope Harrison’s After the Berlin Wall

Memory is one of the most important elements of modern societies. Nowhere has its centrality been so fully illustrated than in Germany.(...)

Joel Schalit / 11 Nov 2019

Post-Communist Berlin

The #Mauerfall30 Tour

1989 marked the end of the Second World War. The only thing significant about 1945 was a reduction in the combatants. With Germany out of the ring, the fight was down to the United States and the Soviet Union. For the next half a century.(...)

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