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.
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.
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.
Sputnik provides a turning point in world history: from then on, humans would maintain a presence in outer space and begin reaching to the stars.
American media did not just circle the wagons during the Cold War, they glorified the Soviet Union. Here are two striking examples illustrating the mindset of progressive America.
President Trump recently said it would be foolish to pick a fight with Russia. Ideally, Russia could help promote U.S. international interests.
For a job that requires laser-sharp judgment, Michael Flynn seriously misjudges major world leaders like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fidel Castro’s defunct Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, tuition-free schools for the arts, are emblematic of his failure.
President Vladimir Putin curbed exploitative leaders, fought Communism, and protects his country’s interests above all others.
Progressives have accused GOP senators opposed to an Iran nuke deal of committing treason, but Ted Kennedy created the roadmap for treasonous meddling.
America didn’t win the Cold War through a policy of regime change, but of behavior change. The Islamic State may prompt a return to this more successful foreign policy.
Ayn Rand was a philosophical hypocrite, but a magical novelist.
To understand Vladimir Putin’s wars, the key is to understand the final two decades of the Soviet Union, not the first two decades of the new Russia.
Concerns about are using moral clarity as a pretext for unwarranted aggression are often misused, not for prudent self-examination, but for moral paralysis.
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