Menus Subscribe Search

Follow us

European Dispatch

Recent articles

Was Hitler a Man of the Left?

Nazi revisionism in America revolves around the idea that anyone you don’t like gets to be a fascist.

Bishop Pieronek and the Holocaust

East and West remember World War II in different ways.

European Schizophrenia About the Far Right

The European Union wrestles with ways to foster minority viewpoints without subsidizing tomorrow’s Hitlers.

Bauhaus and the Nazis: The Politics of Collaboration

The case of an avant-garde architect, who defied then assisted the Nazi machine, makes hard and fast judgments difficult.

Stalin’s Revival in Russia

Russia wrestles with rehabilitating its great Soviet-era wartime leader and homicidal maniac.

Trying the Foot Soldiers

The final wave of Nazi trials focuses on now-octogenarian pawns of the end game that was the Holocaust.

The Awkward Case for Preserving Holocaust Relics

As time erodes the ephemera of genocide, the purpose behind preserving every physical bit of atrocity becomes a question for archivists and ethicists.

How Do You Prosecute a Pirate?

Like dogs chasing cars, Western powers cruising for Somali pirates are a little stumped about what to do when they’re captured.

The Pirate Stock Market

A Lloyd’s of Haradheere? Or, how Somali pirates are imitating the West through ad-venture capitalism.

A Fishing War Off Somalia?

Despite some successes in thwarting Somali pirates, itchy trigger fingers may serve no one’s interests except for private security agencies.

A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and, delivered straight to your inbox.

Follow us

Subscribe Now

Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014