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  • October 7, 1999

    Korean My Lai

    Repressed memory is the ammunition of history, returning when one least expects it to puncture the complacency of the present.

    Bruce Cumings

  • October 7, 1999

    Remains of the Day

    Every Wednesday since January 1992, an indefatigable group of halmonis (Korean for "grandmothers") in their 70s and 80s have led a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

    Margaret Juhae Lee

  • September 2, 1999

    Kilroy Was There

    In the summer of 1941, Adolf Hitler's apparently invincible Wehrmacht was grinding hundreds of miles into the Soviet Union, spreading mayhem all the way.

    Tom Wicker

  • September 2, 1999

    Harnessing the Rising Sun

    Americans aren't much for history these days. History is for Europeans--for Germans, with their thickets of theory, and the French, who are forever going on about their revolution.

    Patrick Smith

  • July 22, 1999

    Hitler’s Viennese Waltz

    "Austria had many geniuses, and that was probably its undoing."
        --Robert Musil

    Paul Reitter

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  • June 24, 1999

    Holocaust Creationism

    Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

    Jon Wiener

  • May 27, 1999

    Rolling Thunder: the Rerun

    People concerned about the US-led NATO war against Yugoslavia find much to reflect upon in the Vietnam experience.

    George Kenney

  • April 15, 1999

    Solzhenitsyn’s History Lesson

    Knowledge of Khrushchev's reaction cited above is personal; he was the author's grandfather.

    Nina Khrushcheva

  • February 25, 1999

    France on Trial

    Better late than never?

    Daniel Singer

  • February 25, 1999

    Holocaust Accounting

    The saga of the gold looted by the Nazis and concealed or converted by greedy neutrals is very far from finished.

    Daniel Singer