The Intimate Horrors of the Holocaust, Caught on Camera

Feb. 17 2021

In The Ravine, the historian Wendy Lower documents the results of her search for the details behind a single photograph, showing the murder—by German soldiers and their local helpers—of a Jewish woman and her two children in the Ukrainian town of Miropol in 1941. Susie Linfield writes in her review:

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The U.S. Still Has a Chance to Turn the Tables on Iran

Oct. 15 2021

After more than two years of crippling sanctions, the Islamic Republic got “a new lease on life” once Joe Biden entered the White House, write Richard Goldberg and Jacob Nagel. The current administration, hoping to return to the 2015 nuclear deal or renegotiate a “longer and stronger” version, has unfrozen Iranian assets and shielded the ayatollahs from international censure over their nuclear program. But, argue Nagel and Goldberg, it’s not too late to change course:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden