Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New RussiaBy Peter PomerantsevPublicAffairs, 254 pages As a television producer living in Moscow during...

In April, in a four-hour call-in show televised across Russia, Vladimir Putin assigned the name New Russia—Novorossiya—to the lands in Southeastern Ukraine he claimed were...

A scandal involving rape, ethnicity, religion, and the willful failure of Britain’s public authorities to protect thousands of girls from horrific exploitation has become international...

Why is the greatest comic author of the Weimar Republic unknown to the English-speaking world? Weimar Germany is part and parcel of any highbrow’s cultural...

In the middle of his much discussed memoir Little Failure, the novelist Gary Shteyngart describes attending the 25th reunion at the Solomon Schechter School of...

To the Editor: Regarding Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry’s essay on the “Francification of America” [March], Americans are often blithely unaware of how little they know about Europe and...

In July 2009, a group of 22 distinguished Central and Eastern European intellectuals and former government officials published an open letter to the recently inaugurated...

Russia’s bald Annexation of Crimea has caused a great many American writers and thinkers to reconsider previous assumptions. A typical response came from the New...

The Jews are a base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as...

Churchill’s First War: Young Winston at War with the AfghansBy Con CoughlinThomas Dunne Books, 320 pages Winston Churchill spent a lifetime fascinated by and deeply involved...

Three weeks after Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad killed more than 1,400 of his own people with chemical weapons, the Obama administration announced the framework of...

When Vladimir Putin became acting president of Russia after Boris Yeltsin’s resignation on New Year’s Eve, 1999, the retired KGB Major-General Oleg Kalugin, then already...