Originally published 05/31/2016
After WWII, the city’s bureaucrats decided ‘equal treatment’ for the few Jews not exterminated was to fine them. Now the municipality is trying to make amends.
Originally published 08/15/2014
Amsterdam authorities unveil plans to change image of 'Black Pete', the sidekick to Dutch Santa Claus.
Originally published 10/22/2013
Russell Shorto's engaging history of Amsterdam hits all the highlights.
Originally published 11/12/2015
There's No There There
The powerlessness of nuclear powers to fight one another and win, let alone survive, is more evident than ever.
- This historian says racism is not a teaching tool
- History Relevance Campaign meets at the Smithsonian
- Bernard Lewis Turns 100
- Jean Edward Smith, biographer of FDR and Ike, has a new biography coming out … of George W. Bush