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How the spectre of the Iron Curtain haunts Eastern Europe today: Toronto Star interview with Anne Applebaum (Jan. 6, 2013)

I read with interest this Jan. 6, 2013 interview in The Toronto Star with Anne Applebaum, author of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe. The opening up of archives and the availability of personal accounts of the postwar years in Eastern Europe is, I believe, a significant achievement. Accurate and balanced overviews based on such resources are […]


24,000-year-old body is kin to both Europeans and North American First Nations – Nov. 20, 2013 New York Times

The Nov. 20, 2013 New York Times article – entitled: “24,000-Year-Old Body Is Kin to Both Europeans and American Indians” – begins as follows:     The genome of a young boy buried at Mal’ta near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia some 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises for anthropologists. The first […]