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First Nighter: Ronald Keaton Makes an Imposing 'Churchill'

David Finkle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When I was at college, a favorite pastime of mine was sitting around with a bunch of other procrastinators keen on determining the most important person of the 20th century. I maintained it was Winston Churchill.

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.

Holocaust Depicted In LEGO Diorama For School Project

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.18.2015 | Weird News

When John Denno was assigned a school report on the Holocaust and the Nazi rise to power, the 16-year-old from Liverpool knew he had to provide visual...

Austria Is Seeking To Expropriate Hitler's Childhood House

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The Austrian government is looking at options that would allow it to take possession of the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early c...

Republican Congressman Randy Weber Apologizes For Comparing Obama To Hitler

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) on Tuesday apologized for comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler. “I need to first apologize to all those offended...

Republican Congressman Compares Obama To Hitler

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) compared President Barack Obama to German dictator Adolf Hitler on Monday night. The ultra-conservative congressman from...

Three Minutes to Remember: How Glenn Kurtz Resurrected a Forgotten Jewish Town In Poland and Its Citizens

Greg Archer | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

I thought that I had done my part--simply write something about what my Polish family and their comrades had experienced. I was horribly wrong in that assessment.

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/17/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Ebola. Eek. That -- and other things to fear -- in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Because the anti-ISIS cam...

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

Eric Trules | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.

The Baton and the Jackboot - Then and Now

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Berta Geissmar was a doctor of philosophy, a musician, and an author. The poignant image she creates of Germany before National Socialism is one where culture and, in particular music, was absolutely at the forefront of life.

Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

Robert Orlando | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Stone's confrontation with myth should be embraced, yet I don't think this simplistic Left vs. Right dichotomy, while making good drama, is helpful. Nor is limiting evil to capitalism, when the bloody saga of state Communism has been condemned prima facie by 20th century history.

Adolf Hitler's Childhood Home Could Become A Museum

USA Today | Jolie Lee | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born could be turned into a museum named the “House of Responsibility.” Hitler was born there i...

The Global Politics of Cities

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

As the rush to urbanization intensifies in non-democracies such as Iran, China, and Pakistan, is it not inevitable that their cities, with populations truly dwarfing the few hundred thousand inhabitants of ancient Athens, carry within the seeds of political change?

Obama: Mr. "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet" Does the Troubled NATO Summit

William Bradley | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Largely an exercise in fantasy, like the longest-running science fiction show on the planet, NATO, since the end of the Soviet superpower erased the Cold War fear of a Red Army surge through the heart of Western Europe to the Bay of Biscay, has been an institution in search of a new mission and an accident waiting to happen.

Europe Goes to War: September 1, 1939

Keith Runyon | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Although I was born more than five years after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the horrors of the Second World War were abundantly real - and constantly present - in my childhood.

World War II Erupts: Haunting Color Photos From 1939 Poland

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Ben Cosgrove

On Sept. 1, 1939, one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, more than a million German troops--along with 50,000 ...

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

How Far Would You Go for Your Passion?

Lisa Barr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lisa Barr

Rejection is the deepest of all artistic suffering because it is not just what we do -- it is who we are. And when we are celebrated for our work, there is nothing that comes closer to validating our soul.

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.09.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We weren't surprised to learn this week that an Alabama church group has erected a billboard trumpeting the importance of educating our kids using a quote from that master wordsmith... Adolf Hitler.

Obama Pays Tribute To WWII Vets Who Stormed The Beaches 70 Years Ago

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this ...

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

The Case of Wagner

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The question before us: What link might there be, and of what nature, between the accused, Richard Wagner, and the global disaster known as Nazism?

Hillary vs. the Media: Real War? Phony War? Or Good Cause?

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
William Bradley

Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.

Kerry as Churchill

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While commentators grow impatient with Kerry's Churchillian warnings about the consequences of failure in the Middle East peace process, the world might sadly witness how right Kerry is.

Auction House Cancels Plans To Sell Swastika-Covered Box Owned By Hitler

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owne...