Andrew Nagorski is a former Newsweek foreign correspondent and editor, whose postings included Hong Kong, Warsaw and Moscow. He is the author of 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War.

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When General Raymond E. Lee, the former U.S. military attaché in wartime London, died in 1958 at age 72, his obituary in the New York Times pointed out that no one “was ever more popular... read more

Before America’s entry into WWII, the country was divided on the question of intervention, but not for want of trying on the part of FDR and the nation’s foreign correspondents.... read more

Hitler’s litany of disastrous mistakes in 1941 made it possible for the Allies to survive his country’s initial military successes and launch an audacious operation like D-Day.... read more

Ronald Reagan is deservedly famous for the ringing challenge he delivered at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987:... read more

On the night of November 9, 1938, exactly 80 years ago, Nazi Germany put on a display of unbridled anti-Semitic violence that was... read more

The Hoover Institution has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe,... read more

On the evening of May 10, 1960, the day before the planned Israeli kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann... read more

“The first part of my life was completely ordinary for a Soviet person of my generation,” Vladimir Voinovich wrote in his... read more

Months before the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station on April 26, 1986, Viktor Briukhanov, the plant’s director, told a reporter: “Whatever you say, we are no ordinary... read more