CWAR Fellow Ben Goldstein Publishes Article on Hoover Institution Research

November 20, 2018

Cold War Research Archives (CWAR) Fellow Benjamin Goldstein published an article regarding his research in the Karl H. von Wiegand collection at the Hoover Institution.

The article "Silas Palmer Fellow Researches A Forgotten Foreign Correspondent And Journalistic Ethics In The Third Reich" discusses Benjamin's research in the Karl H. von Wiegand collection during his time as a Silas Palmer Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Von Wiegand’s papers also allowed me to trace how the personal isolationist and nationalist ideologies of both von Wiegand and William Randolph Hearst aligned with shifting geopolitics to produce this conciliatory approach to Nazi Germany.

[...] This ongoing research will mix biography of the curious and adventurous figure of Karl H. von Wiegand with an analysis of the landscape of the political activities and ethics of foreign correspondents in the early-mid 20th century.

Ben Goldstein

The full article can be read on the Hoover Institution's website here.

Benjamin Goldstein is an undergraduate student majoring in History at Columbia University. He was a CWAR Fellow in 2018, and he conducted research through the program at Hoover Institution and at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. Shortly thereafter, he was accepted as a Silas Palmer Fellow at the Hoover Institution where he continued his research on the history of journalistic ethics in Nazi Germany.

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