Category Archives: History

How German-Jews Tried To Defuse Radical Eastern European Jewish Immigrants

In the annals of U.S. history, the tenuous relationship between highly-assimilated, establishment German-Jews and the huge, secondary wave of Eastern European Jews is quite an interesting one. Tablet has an article on “The Industrial Removal Office”: German American Jewish leaders … Continue reading

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St. Lincoln

In a saccharine piece in First Things (“Nuanced Patriotism”), Allen C. Guelzo waxes romantic over Lincoln and how his mystical legacy magically argues against tribalism, ethnonationalism, etc: American conservatives never adopted a blood-and-soil mentality the way German, Italian, and French … Continue reading

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Make Russia Great Again

In the NYT (where else), Adam Hochschild reviews the book Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia by Masha Gessen (with photographs by Misha Friedman). Hochschild begins his review with the premise that: Human beings have long slaughtered … Continue reading

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BBC: Civilization(s)

Today’s Prufrock email blast notes: The BBC is bringing back Kenneth Clark’s Civilization. Unsurprisingly, it’s now called Civilizations, and the first episode has its share of egalitarian posturing. Otherwise, it’s not bad: “Here’s one of the fundamental differences between this … Continue reading

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JYT: Poland Better Acknowledge Their Role in the Holocaust™

Nationalism is on the rise in Poland, and **** don’t like to see nationalist sentiment among European goyim, be they from the Western side of Europe or the Eastern side. This past November, 60,000 Polish nationalists marched on Poland’s independence … Continue reading

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Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950)

Sure, there were figures like Thucydides, Arnold Toynbee, and A.J.P Taylor, but today’s Google doodle is of a true historian giant, Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). Sure, I’ve never heard of him, but I ought to have, and would have were … Continue reading

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Babylon Berlin (2018)

Babylon Berlin is a $40 million TV series, a public/private collaboration (no pun) between German state TV and UK’s Sky Atlantic. The show begins airing on Netflix today. The series intends to depict Weimar Germany in the 1920s, albeit with … Continue reading

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Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler

Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler by Rick Richman was published today: Racing Against History is the stunning story of three powerful personalities who sought in 1940 to turn the tide of history. … Continue reading

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(((The Avengers)))

A group of Jews who called themselves The Avengers hoped to kill 6 million German civilians… as revenge for the Holocaust. From The Daily Mail: Long-lost tapes reveal details of a foiled plan by the Jewish Avengers to kill six … Continue reading

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Pictures of Christmas Past

The Atlantic has some cool Pictures of Christmas Past… except for the pic of Walter Cronkite and his family.

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