World War II

‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions

‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions ‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions

Fukushima, Covid, rampant suicide—we’re asked to overcome, to forget, but healing requires confrontation.

Mar 24, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Lisa Torio

The Night the Nazis Came to Murder My Grandfather

The Night the Nazis Came to Murder My Grandfather The Night the Nazis Came to Murder My Grandfather

John Heartfield was a lifelong foe of fascism who used his art as a weapon—and whose devastating portrayals of Hitler, Goering, and Mussolini nearly cost him his life.

Mar 26, 2021 / Feature / John J Heartfield and Lance Hansen

Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters

Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters

An argument with myself.

Jan 1, 2021 / Wallace Shawn

Reimagining American Foreign Policy

Reimagining American Foreign Policy Reimagining American Foreign Policy

A new book examines the narrative framework around internationalism that foreign-policy elites coined in the 1940s, and which has shaped the world we live in.

Oct 20, 2020 / Andrew J. Bacevich

Trump Embodies America’s Dreams of Destruction

Trump Embodies America’s Dreams of Destruction Trump Embodies America’s Dreams of Destruction

The president’s threats are strangely unexceptional and unnervingly all-American.

Oct 1, 2020 / William J. Astore

Hiroshima

How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War

In 1946, a New Yorker report following six survivors of the Hiroshima atomic blast forced an entire country to look in the mirror.

Sep 28, 2020 / Nick Turse

Boris Johnson

What Happens When Covid-19 Becomes Old News? What Happens When Covid-19 Becomes Old News?

News cycles have historically tended to forget ongoing disasters, from the polio outbreak to our various endless wars. The same could happen with this pandemic.

Aug 7, 2020 / Patrick Cockburn

Canada’s Nazi Monuments

Canada’s Nazi Monuments Canada’s Nazi Monuments

Why does Canada have not one but several memorials to Nazi collaborators? And why, when statues are toppling all over the world, have Canadian Jewish groups remained silent?

Jul 21, 2020 / Lev Golinkin

V-E Day Was 75 Years Ago. How Relevant Is It Today?

V-E Day Was 75 Years Ago. How Relevant Is It Today? V-E Day Was 75 Years Ago. How Relevant Is It Today?

The dark cloud of World War II has stopped recent US leaders from seeing the world as it actually is.

May 6, 2020 / Andrew J. Bacevich

The Pandemic in Our Minds

The Pandemic in Our Minds The Pandemic in Our Minds

A classic horror movie reveals how authoritarianism and scapegoating flourish during a plague.

May 1, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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