Poets on Power (and its loss)
Turning the pages of a collected Auden, one's eye repeatedly catches something that seems strikingly appropriate to the state of Europe today.
The Great Transformation
Four years have now passed since the implosion of the communist state in Poland set in train a process that led to the collapse of the other Central European communist states.
America and Bosnia
The American government badly needs to break the mold it has set for
itself and pledge its power to a definitive settlement.
The Hour of the Demagogue
As fate has it, Russia is given to the power of extremes,.
The final effacement of British national sovereignty will probably take place in December at the European Economic Community summit in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
The Secret History of Totalitarian Art
Igor Golomstock, Totalitarian Art in the Soviet Union, the Third Reich, Fascist Italy, and the People's Republic of China (London: Collins Harvill, 1991).
Fault Lines and Steeples
In a famous passage in a speech to the House of Commons in 1922, Winston Churchill characterized the aftermath of the Great War:Great Empires have been overturned.
America on Their Minds
The subject of Franco-American relations is "vast," in the Gaullian usage of the word, and for most Americans vastly boring.