SOVIET EXPELS U.S. WRITER FOR NEWSWEEK - The New York Times

The Soviet Foreign Ministry today summoned Andrew Nagorski, Moscow correspondent for Newsweek magazine, and informed him that he was being stripped of his accreditation and given ''a reasonable time'' to leave the country. It was the first expulsion of an American reporter since 1977. An official statement said that Mr. Nagorski had engaged in ''impermissible methods of journalistic activities.'' The American Embassy issued a statement that implied that retaliation was being considered.

Paradise Valley Country Club in Phoenix

Andrew Nagorski - "How the World Sees the United States"

Who:  Andrew Nagorski, Vice President and Director of Public Policy, The EastWest Institute

When:  Tuesday, January 18, 2011 (Dinner)

Where:  Paradise Valley Country Club

By PCFR Members George Sheer & John Roberts 

Registration for this event is closed.  

30th Anniversary of Solidarity Celebration in Los Angeles

Vice President and Director of Public Policy at the EastWest Institute Andrew Nagorski speaks at the 30th Anniversary of Solidarity celebration in Los Angeles with Former President Lech Walesa at the Museum Of Tolerance on December 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

 

‘Hitlerland’ by Andrew Nagorski

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Hitlerland

Andrew Nagorski

Simon & Schuster, $28

Andrew Nagorski’s “Hitlerland” offers a contextually rich look at the buildup of Nazi power, revealing the feebleness of Americans’ assessment of the future danger.

Philip K Dick novel heads to TV

Philip K Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle is to be adapted for digital channel Syfy.

The novel will be adapted into a four-hour miniseries. Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce, alongside Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. "The X Files" writer Frank Spotnitz will write the first two hour-long episodes, and supervise the writing of the second two hours.

The Pope Who Made History in His Leaving

Pope Benedict XVI's relatively unmomentous papacy may yet prove to be of resounding consequence.

George Mason University's History News Network

 

Jim Cullen, who teaches at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, is a book review editor atHNN. His new book, Sensing thePast: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions, is slated for publication by Oxford University Press later this year. Cullen blogs at American History Now.

Briar Patch Books

 

A terrible history in the making

Would we recognize evil if we saw it walking around? Tom Dillon, a veteran newsman himself, takes a look at a book about American journalists and others who witnessed firsthand the rise of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Hindsight is easy, but foresight is difficult. That’s true throughout history, but perhaps nowhere more so than in the reactions of Americans in Germany in the 1920s and ’30s to Adolph Hitler’s nascent “thousand-year reich.”

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