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Walter Z. Laqueur

Walter Z. Laqueur

The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews From the Nazis by William D. Rubinstein Routledge. 267 pp. $25.00 Until about ten years...

On March 19, 1994, a Jewish family reunion took place in Givat Haim, a kibbutz situated midway between Tel Aviv and Haifa. Such meetings are...

John Le Carré’s faithful followers in this country have found the master at the top of his form in his most recent novel, The Night...

In the 1970’s the term “Finlandization” entered the political lexicon and became for a while a major bone of contention. The term referred to the...

Glasnost, both the term and the concept, has a long and honorable history. It was one of the main demands put forward by 19th-century Russian...

Literary periodicals are in great demand these days in the Soviet Union, and issues of particular interest are sold out in hours, if not in...

No idea in our time has provoked more impassioned debate than the idea of totalitarianism. Used indiscriminately by some as a synonym for fascism, or...

Liverpool, London, and Points South After a considerable delay American commentators, official and unofficial, have finally discovered the decline and fall of Europe. Newsweek has reported...

Many years ago Jacques Barzun noted that the representative figure of our age was not the statesman, the soldier, or the divine, but the spy....

The present transition period in Moscow, the third in three decades, has left Western observers more uncertain than its two predecessors. Both in 1953, after...

From Rilke to Eichmann Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World. by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl. Yale University Press. 563 pp. $25.00. This book is a labor of love. It is...

The first reaction to the military coup in Poland was shock and confusion, followed by a wave of indignation, anger, and protest. Protests are important,...