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Communism

Václav Benda

Václav Benda (1946-1999) was a Czech dissident, companion of Václav Havel, and signatory of Charter 77--the political manifesto that played a pivotal role in the downfall...
socialism

The scourge of socialism did not slide beneath history’s waves on Christmas Day 1991, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of...
islam

Many Americans are deeply misguided about Islam, according to an op-ed in the Washington Post by freelance journalist Michael Schulson. Those foolish souls believe that Islam...
Fidel Castro

Cuba was a nation of 7 million people when Fidel Castro took it over on New Year's Eve 1960, and with a tiny economy—although its economy...
communism

Writing in COMMENTARY, the columnist Ben Domenech recently identified a curious phenomenon.  American political actors on the left, he observed, are engaged in a morally...

One of the chief arguments in favor of President Obama’s decision to recognize the Communist regime in Cuba more than a half century after the...

Then news this morning that the Cuban government is finally freeing Alan Gross, an American unjustly imprisoned there for the last five years, is cause...

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I grew up against the backdrop of the Cold War. Leonid Brezhnev was...

There are striking similarities between Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who killed a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, and Zale Thompson, who wounded two New York police officers with...

The belated announcement of the death of David Greenglass has renewed discussion of the notorious spy case in which he played a principal role. Greenglass...

How do you separate musical icons from the politics that either ennobled or besmirched their reputations? The answer is that you can’t. And there’s no...

Revelations about the content of the former Soviet Union’s archives about spying in the United States ended some long-running intellectual arguments. After decades of denying...