Rising Isolationism, A Renewed Danger?

It is an honor to be kicking off the blog for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for the fall of 2011. I thank Andrew Johns, Brian Etheridge, and the officers of SHAFR for the invitation, and I look forward to an excellent year of diverse debates and dynamic discussions. For this column, […]

History and the Blogosphere

It is a pleasure to join the SHAFR in-house blog.  Before this inaugural posting I did what historians do and went to the archives, i.e. the older posts on the site.  I was impressed by the thoughtful perspectives that other contributors (and the cross posts) brought to current events. It drove home how comparatively rare […]

Germany to Greece: Drop Dead

Germans have chosen to work; Greeks have chosen leisure. For this reason, Germans are furious with Greece for accumulating an unsustainable debt burden and thereby undermining the solidity of the European currency. But the self-righteous anger in Berlin may itself call into question the political basis of the Euro.