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Murray Bessette (@MSYBessette) is the director of programs and publications at VOC. He was educated at the University of Alberta, Claremont Graduate University, and the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. Prior to joining VOC, Murray was a tenured associate professor of government at Morehead State University, specializing in political philosophy, national security, counter-terrorism, and intelligence studies.
Totalitarianism USSR

Today marks Black Ribbon Day, also known as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism. The date coincides with the …

North Korea

We find ourselves in the final week of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, and a highlight of these games was watching two gymnasts …

Americans under 40—whom I term the Millennial Plus generation—are for the most part ignorant when it comes to the history of communism and the …

More often than not the words “Cuba Libre” bring to mind that combination of good quality rum, Coke, and lime that refreshes in an …

Film

Michael Moore’s moviemaking career began with the 1989 film Roger & Me, which “documents” his unsuccessful attempts to get an interview with then GM …

Cold War Film USSR

This Cold War drama contains much to commend it. The film does not shy away from dealing with the character of communist rule and …