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I had the privilege of talking about Dunkirk — not the movie, but the actual event — with two of the best historians working in the English language today, our own VDH and Andrew Roberts, for a special edition of The Editors podcast. Check it out here. Also, Victor’s epic World War II book, The Second World Wars, is out in October. Do yourself a favor and pre-order it on Amazon.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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Britain’s Joke War: The Pug and Count Dankula

In 1941, a German vice consul in Nazi-friendly Finland reported a suspicious act: a dog had reportedly mocked the Führer. A Finn named Tor Borg was called in for questioning: Was it true that his dog had, upon hearing the word “Hitler,” made a mockery of the chancellor by performing a Nazi salute? After a ... Read More

Thursday Links

It's William Shatner's birthday: Here he is in 1978 'singing' Rocket Man, plus a Star Trek/Monty Python mashup. Sold: Isaac Newton’s Notes on the Philosopher’s Stone. It was a long time before anyone admitted that he was interested in alchemy. High-tech forgery: Computer-generated 'Rembrandt' ... Read More

Korea: A Deadly Question

Olympic Games often have political significance, as in 1936 and as in the Olympics just past -- the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Those Games seemed as much political as athletic. I talk about this with Michael Breen on my latest Q&A. Breen is one of our best Korea-watchers, one of our soundest ... Read More