Who Was Yuri Andropov? Ideologue, Policeman, Apparatchik

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Why a deceased Soviet butcher has an ever-growing mini-cult following.

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

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

Czar Putka’s Imperial Delusions

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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”

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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

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

A Farewell to Lenin: Stalin’s Litany of Vows

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Ninety years since a monster’s death.

A Good Fight

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The political journey of David Horowitz.

Comrade Isaac and Sir Isaiah

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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

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

Permanent Putsch in Romania

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A day of shame for the Romanian Parliament.