For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus By Frederick Brown Knopf, 304 pages What does it mean to be French? A simple enough...

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN ­ For anyone who has witnessed the slow erosion of democracy in Russia over the past decade, seeing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win...

To the Editor: General Lucius Clay and Harold J. Fishbein! I haven’t thought of these names in years. There was a third man in this postwar...

Anyone accused of racism in Britain stands in danger of extreme condemnation. The historical memory of the cost to the United Kingdom of defeating Nazism...

Hungarian literature has never quite been entirely in or entirely out of fashion among English readers. Since the years before the Second World War, when...

British politics is only just starting to emerge from its greatest period of political crisis since the sex-and-spy scandal surrounding the cabinet minister John Profumo...

Edmund Burke, Meet Tariq Ramadan Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West By Christopher Caldwell Doubleday, 422 pages, $30 In June 2009, an incident took place...

Vilnius, capital city of the independent Lithuanian Republic, is at the easternmost edge of the European Union. This year it will be the EU’s...

On September 1, the leaders of the European Union, having already warned Moscow several times of its obligation to meet the terms of...

To the Editor: In “Putin & Co: What Is to Be Done?” [May], Richard Pipes offers characteristically profound insights into the Russian situation. His picture of...

What makes Russia behave as it does? Puzzled Westerners have been asking themselves that question for a century and more. “I cannot forecast to you...

Today’s Russia, the Russia of Putin and Medvedev, is a country of extraordinary contradictions. Its leaders claim that it is part of European culture; yet,...