Review: Ian Kershaw’s To Hell and Back. A New Warning From History

Professor Ian Kershaw, best known for his landmark two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler (titled Hubris and Nemesis) takes on a gargantuan project in To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949, a history of the European continent’s 30-year collapse into near self-destruction. A history encompassing the politics, economics, and high and low cultures of nearly two-dozen countries,… Continue reading Review: Ian Kershaw’s To Hell and Back. A New Warning From History

So Over It Contest #13: Midnight and the Stars and You Edition

So Over It #12 has come and gone. No winners again. The correct answer is the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, which was in the news recently because a bunker intended to keep Mussolini safe was found beneath it. This next contest involves something else that’s been in the news lately. albeit in a (slightly) cheerier… Continue reading So Over It Contest #13: Midnight and the Stars and You Edition