The Man Who Helped Save Democracy

Saturday in Utah, “Hal” Halvorsen turns 100. Who is he? Only the man who healed the wounds between the United States and Germany in 1948.

By Andrei Cherny

Eastern Europe Marches Right

Why the astonishing decline of liberalism—and the rise of the far-right—was a long time coming in Eastern Europe.

By John Feffer

Partisan Reviews

Why we're still arguing about the old battle between East and West.

By Scott McLemee

At the Vanguard

Communist governments created totalitarian nightmares. But ironically, communist movements often helped advance a liberal agenda.

By Michael Kazin