No Illusions: Russia's Student Generation
As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.
Trop de Zle
Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.
Deja Vu All Over Again: Algeria, France, and Us
Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.
Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech
The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.
Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?
The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.
Australia and Asia: Espresso Democracy in a Satay Region
In the last fifty-five years Australia's move away from Britain has been persistent but harmonious.
Kenya: A Tarnished Jewel
From the beginning, Kenya was the jewel in Britain's African crown, an idyllic, wife-swapping, polo-playing, lion-shooting place in the sun for the restless, titled, but often impecunious younger sons of empire.
Paradise Denied: The State Department, the Caribbean, and the Jews of Europe
Of all the remarks philosophers have made about history, few are as simple or powerful as Hegel's comment that history is a butcher's block. It is the blood of innocents that flows most freely from that block, their cries muffled by those who shou