Thursday Mar 27
Tell Me, Comrade, When Did Russia Go Bad?
There's an old left-wing debate called When was the Russian Revolution betrayed? The anarchists think the revolution went sour when the Bolsheviks seized power and transformed the soviets from bottom-up organs of worker control into instruments of the state.
Purim 1953: Jews in the Communist empire
Jews in the Former Soviet Union are generally well aware that the Russian-dominated part of the Communist empire was getting increasingly anti-Semitic after 1948, when it became clear Israel would not turn "red."
Joe McCarthy was not a McCarthyist
Joe McCarthy is a name so long gone into history that all that remains is that he was the bad kind of defender of our values against totalitarian tyranny.
Leonardo Padura Fuentes: The Man Who Loved Dogs
On August 20, 1940, RamA3n Mercader , a Soviet secret agent originally from Spain, pierced Leon Trotsky's skull with an ice axe.
Putin envy on the American Right
Last fall I posted about how Vladimir Putin was making some American conservatives weak at the knees.