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


Baltics Book Review

Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples …

Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor. Arch Puddington. John Wiley & Sons Inc. $23. “Most of those present here today are workers. Creative workers. …

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 …

“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 …


Book Review Cold War

Why are ever more Millennials reportedly dissociating socialism from the oppressive, communist regimes that helped define global politics during their parents and grandparents’ lifetimes? …

Review of Jay Nordlinger’s Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators (Encounter Books, 336 pages, $25.99) Is it possible …

“It was quiet in the cell. Rubashov heard only the creaking of his steps on the tiles. Six and a half steps to the …