Robert Conquest, RIP
Adolf Hitler’s Suicide and Nazism’s Irrational Rationality
Seven decades ago, a man who personified Radical Evil committed suicide in Berlin.
Nemesis as Moral Kingdom: The Armenian Genocide
A reflection on the scandal of evil and the search for a universal moral conscience.
The Armenian Genocide and the Ethics of Remembrance
Remembrance is always the result of a will not to forget evil.
Vladimir Putin’s Kleptocratic Authoritarianism
The story of a system and a book.
Comrade Putin’s Fascist Temptation
The ties that bind Putin to gangsters masquerading as politicians.
An Anti-Marxist Revolution in Brazil?
The fading of a delusion.
On Disgrace and Honor: Hannah Arendt, Stefan Zweig, and Central European Despair
Fighting against a world in whose eyes it is a shame to be a Jew.
The Second Life of Ramón Mercader
Vladimir Putin decorates a murderer.
Counter-Revolution and Political Murder in Putin’s Russia
Pourquoi ont-ils tué Nemtsov?
Midnight in the Century: The Eternal Heretic Panait Istrati
A reflection on a Romanian-born writer’s heart-wrenching falling-out with the progressive faith.
Showdown in Romania
An election on the horizon and the threat that lies within.
Who Was Yuri Andropov? Ideologue, Policeman, Apparatchik
Why a deceased Soviet butcher has an ever-growing mini-cult following.
Illiberal Fantasies: Hungary’s Viktor Orban Embraces Authoritarianism
A dark turn for the post-communist nation.
From Andropov to Putin: The Last Spasm of a Decrepit Dictatorship
The last gasp of the secret police’s squalid rule?
Czar Putka’s Imperial Delusions
A new book unveils the dark world of a brutal tyrant driven by messianic delusions.
The Power of Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida”
A 2013 Polish masterpiece confronts the visible and invisible traumatic effects of the Holocaust.
Homage to Maidania: Reflections on the Revolution in Ukraine
A symbol of the spontaenous anti-totalitarian search for freedom.
A Farewell to Lenin: Stalin’s Litany of Vows
Ninety years since a monster’s death.
A Good Fight
The political journey of David Horowitz.
Comrade Isaac and Sir Isaiah
A new book explores two individual destinies intertwined with the most agonizing questions of our time.
Empire of Madness: Caligula in Pyongyang
The North Korean nomenklatura braces itself; no one is safe.
Permanent Putsch in Romania
A day of shame for the Romanian Parliament.
The toppling of Lenin’s statue in Kiev represents a watershed moment.
Ukrainian People Power
Ukrainian revolutionaries choose Europe because they know who Putin is and what Putinism means.