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Communism

When the archives of the former Bulgarian State Security services were opened, one writer remembered with amazement an odd day of his life. Each …


Communism Russia

One hundred years ago this week, a sealed train bearing the “bacilli of Bolshevism” (Lenin’s own phrase) crossed war-torn Germany, destined for the North …


Communism Human Rights

Today women (and men) worldwide celebrate International Women’s Day. In more than 100 countries, from the United States to Turkey, the day is an …

The term “cult of personality” has been applied to the regime-sponsored deification of many communist leaders, but is most often used to refer to …


Communism

Earlier this week, Albania celebrated the twenty-sixth anniversary of the fall of communism. Painful memories still remain for those who suffered under the dictatorship …


Cold War Communism Russia

A whiff of scandal surrounds this year’s Nobel Prize ceremonies, as Bob Dylan, the laureate in literature, will not be accepting his award in …

How did the Cultural Revolution begin? What were its driving ideas? And what were its effects? Dr. Frank Dikötter addressed these questions at the …


China China Forum Communism

A booming economy. Eight hundred million people lifted out of poverty. It sounds like the market economy success story of our time: a communist …


Communism

How many deaths is too many? VOC’s #CommunismKills campaign begins with the premise that each individual life taken by communism is one too many. …


Communism Cuba Education

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and YouGov have conducted a groundbreaking survey called “The Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes towards Socialism.” The full …