Hannah Arendt and the Catastrophes of the 20th Century

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).


hannah_arendt

A new film brings to life the persona of the much-debated philosopher.

Premises of Liberty: In Memoriam Kenneth Minogue (1930-2013)

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).


Kenneth_Minogue

A reflection on a towering nemesis to all those magnetized by the utopian lie.

The Red Fascism of Colonel Chavez

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).


Venezuela's President Chavez speaks next to Iran's President Ahmadinejad during an agreement-signing ceremony in Tehran

Why the Venezuelan comandante was the real successor of Stalin and Hitler.

Truth, Memory, Dignity: Why Does Monica Lovinescu Matter?

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).


mon

Remembering one of the most important figures of the Eastern and Central European anti-totalitarian thought.

Ideological Sociopath: Stalin Reads Machiavelli

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).


joseph-stalin

The consequences of considering vice a virtue.

Back to Lenin? Bolshevism as Barbarism

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).


lenin147

The hymns honoring the architect of a criminal system that exterminated millions continue.

The Virtue of Lucidity: Yuri Glazov and the Fate of Communism

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).


russia's

A Soviet dissident’s account of totalitarianism’s haunting infiltration of the Russian psyche.