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Anti-Communist Intellectuals

“To the victims of fascism and war.” This is the enigmatic inscription on Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (1960). The puzzle with this dedication …

On a cold February morning in 1970, a long-haired hippie boarded a plane at the Bombay airport and flew to Athens. His clothes, accent, …

It is with deep sorrow that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation marks the passing of Dr. Darsi Ferret Ramírez, a Cuban dissident and …

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

Semyon and Tatyana Frank stood at the rails of the steamer Haken, holding hands and watching the dark waves of the Baltic, the scene …

Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon is well-known today as a classic of political and psychological fiction that did much to form the image of …

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 …

Vladimir Nabokov had the extreme misfortune of having to flee from totalitarian states twice. In 1919 he left Russia “under wild machine-gun fire from …

It is with deep sorrow that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation marks the passing of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a renowned academic, an implacable foe of tyranny, …

“Every morning, with six-wheeled precision, at the same hour, at the same minute, we wake up, millions of us at once. At the very …