From Andropov to Putin: The Last Spasm of a Decrepit Dictatorship

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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The last gasp of the secret police’s squalid rule?

Czar Putka’s Imperial Delusions

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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A new book unveils the dark world of a brutal tyrant driven by messianic delusions.

The Power of Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida”

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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A 2013 Polish masterpiece confronts the visible and invisible traumatic effects of the Holocaust.

Homage to Maidania: Reflections on the Revolution in Ukraine

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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A symbol of the spontaenous anti-totalitarian search for freedom.

A Farewell to Lenin: Stalin’s Litany of Vows

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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Ninety years since a monster’s death.

A Good Fight

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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The political journey of David Horowitz.

Comrade Isaac and Sir Isaiah

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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A new book explores two individual destinies intertwined with the most agonizing questions of our time.

Empire of Madness: Caligula in Pyongyang

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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The North Korean nomenklatura braces itself; no one is safe.

Permanent Putsch in Romania

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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A day of shame for the Romanian Parliament.

Lenin Beheaded

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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The toppling of Lenin’s statue in Kiev represents a watershed moment.