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George Lichtheim

George Lichtheim

The first part of this essay, published in these pages last month, was mainly intended to sketch in the background relevant to the general concept...

Can the involvement of the United States in the political and economic life of other nations, particularly in Latin America and the “Third World,” properly...

London, October.—Among the penalties of having pitched one’s tent within the ruins of a collapsing empire, the agonizing spectacle of injured pride masquerading as stoicism...

Paris, July.—The eight million inhabitants of this city are currently about to go on their annual vacation in a fairly relaxed mood. Most of them...

London, May.—The second anniversary of the Six-Day War supplies as good a peg as any on which to hang some remarks about the current Middle...

London, January.—In these stirring days when (to crib from one of my contemporaries) we may expect that the strains of I Love Lucy will soon...

London, October.—This is not a good moment to be writing about the probable shape of things to come in Eastern Europe. Setting aside the obvious...

London, August.—Contemplating the French volcano from the wrong side of the Channel this summer has been an unnerving experience. At times one had the sensation...

London, April: This may be the wrong moment to dwell upon the relationship between America and Western Europe, as seen from the capital of what...

London: “What would be the use if people were to say: ‘The British are nice people, but they haven’t got any money?’” The question was...

London: Anniversaries notoriously bring out the historian in us all, and this year the pull is virtually irresistible. The half century from 1917 to 1967,...

London: Every now and then there takes place one of those mysterious shifts in public opinion which in retrospect can be seen as a response...