“I expected to go to Iraq or Afghanistan,” said Sergeant Malcolm McEwen, manning a Humvee with mounted Stinger missiles on the banks of the Vistula River.
It takes a curmudgeon to deride the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU.
European history is a chronicle of wars motivated by territorial conquest, religious fanaticism and ethnic hatred.
Europe’s peace should be honored, cherished, emulated.
Russian nationalists’ embrace of Nazi ideology might seem especially masochistic given Hitler’s plans to enslave and butcher his eastern neighbors. But on the whole, Russians and Germans have gotten along just fine over the past 1,000 years.
For decades, the Third Reich could be reduced to the most basic formula: Germans = perpetrators, Jews = victims. Two bestsellers published in 2002 allowed Germans to recognize World War II victims among their own.
As Jaroslav Klenovsky approached his shattered hometown, he encountered a sight that remains seared in his memory. Armed young men were escorting thousands of women, children, and elderly people out of the city. The German population of Brno was being expelled.