Stefan Zweig, cultural cosmopolitan.
Do good poets make good warriors?
The great poems of Valéry.
Don’t idealize Leon Trotsky.
Edgar Quinet and the true cost of violent revolution.
Alfred Polgar, a lost maestro.
A Soviet murderer who repented.
Lewis Namier, the historian as poet.
One wife’s poignant protests against Communism.
Lessons on writing from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.
A look at Soviet feminism.
Ernst Jünger and the Nazis.
When conversation was great.
The astonishing Duke Ellington.