The Spectre of War: International Communism and the
Origins of World War II by Jonathan Haslam, George F.
Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, was published
May 25, 2021, by Princeton University Press:
Kristen Ghodsee, Member (2006–07) in the School of Social
Science and President of the Association of Members of the
Institute for Advanced Study, investigates the contemporary
European memory projects about World War II and the Cold War. Since
Of the thousands of children and young adults who fled Nazi
Germany in the years before the Second World War, a remarkable
number went on to become trained historians in their adopted
homelands. The following are excerpts from The Second
Does war have a time? The idea of “wartime” is regularly invoked
by scholars and policymakers, but the temporal element in warfare
is rarely directly examined. I came to the Institute in 2007–08
intent on exploring the history of war’s impact on...