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Algeria and France: War by any other name | The Economist

A conflict that still reverberates today Algeria: France’s Undeclared War. By Martin Evans. Oxford University Press; 457 pages; $35 and £20. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk IN 2006 François Hollande, now the Socialist Party’s candidate in France’s forthcoming presidential election, declared “in the name of the Socialist Party” that the Section …

Pertti Ahonen Reviews Edith Sheffer’s “Burned Bridge: How The East And West Germans Made The Iron Curtain” | The New Republic

 Burned Bridge: How the East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer Oxford University Press, 384 pp., $29.95 THE IRON CURTAIN between the two Germanys has received a fair share of public attention in recent years. The twentieth anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall constituted …

This Day in History: Febuary 1, 2011

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million words, past and …