Vladimir Lenin

It was a hundred years ago this week. The first snows had just fallen on Petrograd lighting up the dark. The Bolshevik Revolution
“We are marching in a compact group along a precipitous and difficult path...We are surrounded on all sides by enemies. We
I remember traveling the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. I found it interesting to see
The group was apparently led by notorious right-wing troll and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.
Being a fanatic means that you are a fan to the point that you are obsessed with the person you are a fan of and you might even try to hurt someone who is not a fan or is a fan of a rival.
I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.
Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism and collectivism.
MOSCOW -- If leaders had "de-Sovietized" the country in the 1990s, it would be clear to what Russia could now return -- namely, to its age-old traditions that predated the Soviet era. But as for Ukraine, a country that first achieved statehood only in the 20th century, what can it return to now?
Mrs. Duflot, who presents herself as the guardian of the loftiest questions facing the human race, who supposedly thinks only of the immense challenges that, because they affect us one and all, should occupy a heavenly space of pure ideas, has her feet planted in the same mud in which the most cynically political leftists of the past century waded.
At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee
Here's a little toast to the birthday boys and girls of April 22
Chavez supporters will have ample time to see the coffin, as Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday
Soviet nostalgia is nothing new for Moscow. An embalmed body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in
The last day of 2011 ended on a rather dramatic note: something stopped me -- figuratively and literally -- in my tracks. I almost bumped into it. It was big, shiny and made out of stainless steel. And, no, it was not, thank God, any of the shiny nonsense by Jeff Koons.
When we attach the word "revolutionary" to every new development, we debase its meaning. We become more than a little superficial -- not to say a little more prone to the true revolution we never saw coming.