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Sidney Hertzberg

Sidney Hertzberg

United Nations The meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York in the fall of 1946 was the most revealing international gathering...

Status of the Struggle In the struggle between totalitarianism and democracy, there were significant developments on both sides. And the struggle within the forces of democracy,...

Fog on the Potomac In the fall of 1946 it became evident that the executive branch of the United States government was in a state of...

Inner Contradictions The two parts into which the world now found itself divided went their separate ways. But these separate ways were not without inner contradictions...

Labour’s Master Plan All the world was divided into two parts. One was the Soviet Union, which was using its military strength and its propaganda organizations...

The New Dynamic For the first time in history Britain offered India, her jewel, full independence. There were no strings attached—or at least none that the...

Hunger In the Spring of 1946 the world was a suppliant before the heads of the three great states. They were exercising the most basic and...

Politics—Foreign and Domestic In the Spring of 1946, it became clear that the United States at last had a foreign policy that was definite in at...

The Dilemma The historical fact upon which hung the Jewish interest as well as every other specific interest in the world was the sharpening conflict between...

The Infiltrees As the first winter of liberation settled into the bones of Europe’s millions, the struggle for simple survival was not yet over. The position of...

The Balance Sheet The British Empire was dying and throughout the world Britain and its wards were acting out the last few scenes of an inexorable...

The Future of Europe’s Jews Within a few months after the end of the most destructive war in history, realists talked casually about the possibility of...