It takes a lot to intimidate David Cameron, the ultra-confident “modernizing” leader of Britain’s Conservative Party. After all, he took in his stride the surprising humiliation...

Admired around the world, and nowhere more than in the upper reaches of the American media, the British Broadcasting Corporation has long enjoyed the unstinting...

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956By Anne Applebaum There was a remarkable notice in the New York Times Book Review shortly after the release...

To the Editor: Josef Joffe’s call to the American public [“The Turn Away from Europe,” November 2012] is intended to strengthen America’s military commitment to Europe....

During the 1896 trial of the French Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus, the novelist Émile Zola expressed puzzlement that such intense bigotry could exist among...

On july 21, 600 German doctors appended their signatures to a letter in the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper calling for the practice of circumcision to be...

It almost goes unnoticed that the United States is closing a long chapter in its Atlantic history. For 70 years, since the landing in Normandy,...

Roads to the Temple: Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991By Leon AronYale University Press, 496 pages Two aspects of...

Elizabeth the Queen:The Life of a Modern Monarch By Sally Bedell Smith Random House,688 pages The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne...

Speaking to an audience in Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill looked almost too serious for the moment. It was March 5, 1946, six months since Soviet...

The People of the Book: Philosemitism in England, from Cromwell to Churchill By Gertrude Himmelfarb Encounter, 183 pages These are tough economic times, so everyone should...

A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War By Amanda Foreman Random House, 1,008 pages Amanda Foreman has found a lively,...