The Malthusian Holocaust
Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth fails to convince in its reinterpretation of the Holocaust, and its forecast of the next one.
Václav, We Never Knew Ye
Whether they like it or not, the Czechs are the nation of Havel. What they need to work out, with the help of biographies like Michael Žantovský’s, is what that means.
Crazy in Velvet
Ivan Klíma’s political autobiography illuminates the surreality of Czechoslovak communism even as it fails to answer “the question”: Why the Jews?