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Baghdadi Was Here

Baghdadi Was Here

The world has remembered three men this week. They come from different continents, different professions, and divergent interests. In the first scene, leaders from around the world gathered at the European Parliament headquarters in Strasbourg, around the coffin of...
Helmut Kohl’s Unfinished Business

Helmut Kohl’s Unfinished Business

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died at the age of 87 on Friday, was the man who put German history to bed. It was also he who, with his idealism, helped lay the groundwork for the current confrontation between Russia and the West. A local dialect speaker...
The Man Who Wore the Mantle of History

The Man Who Wore the Mantle of History

Guests received an invitation to welcome the newcomer. As usual, feelings of anxiety surrounded the History Hotel. A fierce wave of anger swept through Joseph Stalin. He considered the invitation an insult. History is not a home to the elderly and not a retirement...