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.
Chernobyl was the chapter in Soviet history filled with the numb panic of stoic and tragic people who, often despite their deep-rooted cynicism, were often capable of enormous self-sacrifice.
The chronicler of the foolish, utopian ways of thinking that ail so many intellectual elites will be sorely missed by many.
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.
The Left is abusing American high school education in its struggle to gain and retain political power. We only found out about this incident by accident. How many more?
To be effective, NATO needs the support of the American people. That means no more regime-change, occupations, or long term nation-building missions.
‘Babel’ contains a lesson about the long-term consequences and dangers of nuclear war that Trump and Kim Jong-Un would do well to pay attention to.
The Soviet Union has fallen, and some might like to think that Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘bitter truth’ is a relic of a happily bygone era. Not so. His speech is even more relevant today.
President Trump’s cancellation of the Iran deal gets America back in to fight our side of it.
Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
It must have been someone else’s concepts the Bolsheviks were touting as they slit the throats of the members of the provisional government in Saint Petersburg.
Along with Roman Polanski, film director Milos Forman resisted the trend of using the ‘fascist’ label loosely. For him this topic was literally dead-serious, as he witnessed it up close.
Identities will (probably) be revealed. Lives will (probably) be turned upside down. This is it. The much-anticipated payoff is coming.
Russia’s economy might be weak, and the country might have demographic problems, but on international standing and regional influence, Putin is no lightweight.
The MSM has a long tradition of falling (or worse) for Communist propaganda.
A holocaust survivor’s perspective on human suffering provokes worthwhile questions about self-determination and human evil.
Russia’s total ban from the upcoming Winter Olympics is a warning about the illusions of Vladimir Putin’s style of chest-thumping nationalism.
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