in this issue:
Russia's Lost War
– Izabella Tabarovsky
The official narrative of Soviet victory in World War II erases uncomfortable truths. Can Russians reclaim the forgotten human stories of those who defeated Nazi Germany?
The Past's Transformative Power
– Zheng Wang
The politics of historical memory determine China’s present. Will they set the course for its future?
Reversing a Bloody Legacy
– Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Belgium plundered the Congo for more than seven decades. The pernicious effects of that colonial rule have lingered long after independence was won in 1960.
– Jonathan Holloway and Richard Byrne
How much damage did Woodrow Wilson wreak on racial equality in the U.S.? Historian Jonathan Holloway assesses the 28th President's vexed legacy in government and academia.
– Madeleine Wattenbarger
Relatives of Mexican citizens who vanished at the hands of the military in the 1970s still seek answers in a climate of renewed disappearances.