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James F. Pontuso is Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs at Hampden-Sydney College and author of Assault on Ideology: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Political Thought.

One hundred years ago, a catastrophic event took place in the grand city of St. Petersburg. A revolution overthrew the Tsarist government of Russia. …

In the 1838 play The Conspiracy, Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s character Cardinal Richelieu first coined the famous line, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” The …