Andrew Nagorski
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Andrew Nagorski, a former Warsaw, Moscow and Berlin bureau chief for Newsweek, is the author of The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II and Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power.

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(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:07 AM


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The Downed Airliner, Putin and History

(22) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:53 PM

On September 1, 1983, I was spending the night in an outpost of Fijian UN peacekeepers in Southern Lebanon when I tuned in my shortwave radio to the BBC. For the first time in days, the lead item had nothing to do with the Lebanese civil war and the predicament...

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8 Famous Americans' Experiences In Nazi Germany

(298) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 4:02 PM

We've all heard about Americans in Paris and London in the 1920s and 1930s, the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. But what's often forgotten is that Europe's real cultural capital after World War I was Berlin, a city undergoing an explosion of creativity in the...

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Israel, Iran and Hitler: History's Lessons

(127) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 2:25 PM

"The year is 1938 and Iran is Germany," Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned -- and is likely to warn again during his visit to Washington on Monday.

The Israeli prime minister is invoking the lessons of history to make the strongest possible case against Iran, even if...

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Message to the U.S. and Europe: "It's Leadership, Stupid."

(26) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 9:28 AM

Two decades ago, Bill Clinton famously kept himself on message in his successful bid to unseat President George H.W. Bush by repeatedly invoking the phrase: "It's the economy, stupid." It was Clinton's ability to convince voters that he could do a better job than Bush in addressing their economic hopes...

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Remembering Vaclav Havel

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM

Visiting playwright Vaclav Havel in his Prague apartment overlooking the Vltava River in the 1980s, foreign correspondents were often stopped by police or secret police watching his building, who demanded to see our identity papers. The authorities, of course, knew who we were and who we were seeing, but they...

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Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

(4) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 7:26 PM

Back in the 1920s, American correspondents based in Europe were writing about a new phenomenon. "The Americanization of Europe proceeds merrily apace," Karl von Wiegand wrote in The Washington Herald on June 14, 1925. "Half in wonderment, half in protest this tired old group of nations is falling under the...

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Poland's Solidarity: A Lesson for America

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 3:36 PM

On August 31, Poland will commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Gdansk agreement that gave birth to Solidarity, the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc.

By staging strikes and occupying the Lenin shipyard, Lech Walesa and other activists pressured the communist government into legalizing their movement. Fifteen...

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Chloe O'Brian -- the American Hero of the Future (and the Present)

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2010 | 4:54 PM

As any devoted fan knows, the Fox hit show "24" is in its eighth and final season. Jack Bauer has saved the United States from dirty bombs, missile strikes and biological attacks, tracked down Middle Eastern terrorists and Russian gangsters, along with traitors inside the White House, the Pentagon and...

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