Every so often, a film shows the depth of communism’s personal costs in a poignant and beautiful way. So it is with ‘Cold War,’ a masterpiece from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, nominated for three Academy Awards.
A quarrel about the Holocaust and victim status is an avoidable tragedy between two countries that should be allies.
Seth G. Jones’ engaging new history, ‘A Covert Action: Reagan the CIA and the Cold War Struggle in Poland,’ gives due credit the Catholic Church, Polish Solidarity leaders, and Ronald Reagan for overthrowing the Soviet Union.
The problem for climate change alarmists is that warming is already here, yet somehow humanity slogs onward, living longer, safer, richer lives.
Lech Walesa turns 75 in September and 35 years ago won the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s probably the most important labor leader of our era.
Merkel is working frantically to stave off rebellion in her government over her de facto open borders immigration policies.
The horror these Polish children saw and hopelessness they felt are unfathomable to most Americans. Yet they emerged from the crucible.
There is a strong case to be made that in nearly every way, save rhetoric, Donald Trump has been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama.
Saying Poles were complicit in Holocaust crimes is as inappropriate as saying that Jews were complicit. Poles and Jews were both victims of the Nazis.
There has been no indication that the Trump administration’s policies are influenced by Russian preferences. There are plenty, however, that President Obama’s policies were.
A good way to grasp the breadth of communism’s evils is to understand the depth of the suffering in the lives of its individual victims.
The European Union’s high court decided, not surprisingly, that all EU countries must accept their assigned number of migrants, by force if necessary.
The historical relationship between fascism and communism is more complicated than appearing to be on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum.
At precisely that moment when his country’s economic prospects are tanking, Vladimir Putin is hobbled with a spy service that’s more like Inspector Clouseau than the KGB.
Progressive media outlets were scandalized by Trump’s defense of western civilization. But there was nothing radical about his speech, just his critics.
Gustav Mahler’s Tenth Symphony is about death, and acceptance. It released me from the memory of a day at Auschwitz.
We are so over with being impressed by this president.
We once had a strong foreign policy. Now we confront Russian aggression with talk of lawyers.
We’re plenty strong enough militarily, economically, and diplomatically to crush Putin’s ambitions. So let’s get started.
Why should we look to the 1980s? Because that was the decade when we broke the Brezhnev Doctrine.
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