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Time marches on the Third Reich
“We feel that Hitler is too important a figure to be ignored,” Roy E. Larsen, vice president of Time Inc., said in 1935. The point would seem incontrovertible. By then, Hitler had flouted the Treaty of Versailles, pulled out of the League of Nations, and banned all political parties except the Nazis. American newspapers were chock-a-block with Nazi news. But as Thomas Doherty explains in Hollywood and Hitler, 1933–1939 (Columbia Univ. Press), newsreels were a different story.
THE SOURCE: “Don’t Come Home, America” by Stephen G. Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, and William C. Wohlforth, in International Security, Winter 2012–13.
IT’S RARE TO FIND AGREEMENT IN ACADEMIA, but when it comes to the grand strategy of the United States, there is near unanimity among security scholars: America is too dominant and too domineering for its own good. The cash-strapped and war-weary United States ought to cut its bloated defense budget and pull back from its “globe-girdling” foreign policy, a chorus of scholars implores.
Stalking is an age-old crime, but now financial execs are more frequent targets. Here’s how to stay safe.
By Paul Michael Viollis
In the first two months of this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg obtained a restraining order against his stalker, Pradeep Manukonda, while Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, turned to the police for help after nearly a year of alleged harassment, stalking and extortion by a woman named Louise Neathway. These are high-profile examples, but they’re not isolated incidents: At my firm, we handle perhaps 15 stalking cases a month. Most of them, fortunately, never make the news.
Do we really have to turn to China or France for help raising our children?
By Alina Tugend
American parents seem eager to look to other cultures for help raising their kids. A few months back, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, written by Yale law professor Amy Chua, lit up the mommy blogs and op-ed pages with its lament that Western parents are too timid to raise their children the right — i.e., the Chinese — way. Then, in this year’s Bringing Up Bébé, a Francophile ex-pat living in Paris tells American parents to forget the Chinese — it’s the French who really know how to raise children.
ONCE HAMPERED BY DRUG SMUGGLING AND TERRORISM, PERU IS BECOMING BETTER KNOWN AS A GROWING ECONOMY AND TOURISM HOT SPOT.
By Steven Fox
When Ollanta Humala, a left-leaning politician and former military officer, won Peru’s 2011 presidential election, investors worried that the mineral-rich country had become ideologically sympatico with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Instead, Humala has proven himself a pragmatist, focused on maintaining Peru’s economic growth.