The Unlikely Hippies of the USSR
On the little-known hippie youth culture of the USSR.
Do You Know Fascism When You See It?
It may seem obvious, but a generic definition of fascism has been hard to pin down.
The Largest Forced Migration In European History
Trump's comments on deporting 11 million undocumented migrants have precedent: the forced migration of millions of ethnic-Germans in the aftermath of WWII.
The Persecution of the Romani by the Nazis
Like the Jews, the Romani were victims of the Nazi's ideology of race.
In Greece, “Ochi” Again
The Greeks rallied under the word "ochi", or no, as the Italians attempted to gain control of Greece during 1940-1941.
Politics and PEN
Some prominent writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala because of the organization's decision to give Charlie Hebdo an award.
Bosnia in Hiking Boots: A History of Mountaineering Clubs
Through the story of Bosnian mountaineering, an alternative mini-history of Bosnia emerges.
The Vietnam War: 50 Years (and More) Later
The 50th anniversary of the vietnam war is somewhat misleading: The U.S. had been involved in Vietnam for well over a decade already by 1965
The Origins of Bastille Day
Bastille Day as we know it began as private educational events phased into lively street fetês, and eventually the parades and fireworks we know today.