Do You Remember Herta Däubler-Gmelin?

Posted by John Rosenthal

The German Minister of Justice who in 2002 famously compared George Bush to Adolf Hitler. Däubler-Gmelin continues to play an important role in German and European politics. As turns out, moreover, her own father, Hans Gmelin, was a high-ranking Nazi official in the German satellite state of Slovakia during the Second World War. For the [...]

French Complicity in the Rwandan Genocide: An Interview with Jean-Paul Gouteux

Posted by John Rosenthal

See my new translation on World Politics Review here.  

Bill Clinton and the Bertelsmann Connection

Posted by John Rosenthal

Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the recent release of the Clinton tax data was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance for what would become his autobiography, My Life. Who would pay such an enormous sum to Bill Clinton — thus, in effect, [...]

The Mufti and the Holocaust

Posted by John Rosenthal

My discussion of a new book in German by the historian Klaus Gensicke. In Policy Review magazine here.   

The Real Murat Kurnaz Story

Posted by John Rosenthal

“At the age of 19, Murat Kurnaz vanished into America’s shadow prison system in the war on terror. He was from Germany, traveling in Pakistan, and was picked up three months after 9/11. But there seemed to be ample evidence that Kurnaz was an innocent man with no connection to terrorism. The FBI thought so, [...]