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Marina Malenic
by | Dec 21, 2006

This review is taken from the November 2006 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe to the monthly print edition, click here. The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War by Martin Gilbert (Henry Holt & Co., 332…

by | Oct 7, 2005

The Next Superpower? The Rise of Europe and Its Challenge to the United States by Rockwell A. Schnabel, with Francis X. Rocca (Rowman & Littlefield, 199 pages, $22.95) IS THE EUROPEAN UNION A FRENCH-LED, socialist conspiracy to undermine U.S. power,…

by | Feb 24, 2005

A Pentagon report released earlier this month concludes that many American servicemen were imprisoned in the former Soviet Union during the Cold War. The “Gulag Study” was compiled by researchers for the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, who have been…

by | Feb 10, 2005

In the wake of the Iraq war, Muammar Qaddafi decided — for various reasons, depending upon who is asking him and when — that giving up his illicit weapons programs was a prudent idea. The various components of those programs,…

by | Jan 7, 2005

On New Year’s Eve 2005, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian officially opened the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101. The bottle-green, 1,667-foot, $1.8 billion structure was designed by native architect C.Y. Lee to reflect a distinctly Chinese aesthetic, calling to mind stacked…

by | Oct 13, 2004

WASHINGTON — A week after the release of chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq Charles Duelfer’s report and subsequent testimony to Congress, Johns Kerry and Edwards continue to quote from Duelfer’s report –very, very selectively. Edwards said Sunday, “The point…

by | Oct 5, 2004

WASHINGTON — In last week’s Presidential debate, Senator Kerry offered a couple of proposals that stand out as particularly worrisome but have not received the level of scrutiny they deserve. He offered his vision of “multilateralism” — not in connection…

by | Sep 16, 2004

The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues Edited by Wendy Lesser (Pantheon, 256 page, $23) The historian Thomas Lacquer, born in Turkey to German Jews who escaped their country in the wake of WWII, recalls being…

by | Jun 14, 2004

The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It by Phillip Longman (Basic Books, 288 pages, $26) A quick search for the term “population decline” in an articles database turns up 248 English-language results…

by | May 26, 2004

Many moons ago — so many, in fact, that a conflict which saw extensive hand-to-hand combat inspired enough shock and awe in that innocent time to be dubbed “the Great War” — the British royal family exercised a bold maneuver….

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