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Why calls for 'unity' are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Wendy Wall, Binghamton University, State University of New York The U.S. is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downtu...

Former Soviet Countries' Use of Symbols to Thumb Their Noses at Russia

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: A Ukrainian postal stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Stepan Bandera's birth. Public Domain Symbols were important during the Soviet...

The Chile Burn Victims Case: Containment vs. Human Rights under Pinochet

ADST | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

During a 1986 protest in Santiago, Chile against the human rights abuses of Augusto Pinochet's regime, teenagers setting up barricades were arrested by a military patrol. What happened next to Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri (seen right) and Carmen Quintana is a matter of dispute, but in the end, Rojas was dead and Quintana severely burned.

Cleaning up America's Backyard: The Overthrow of Guatemala's Arbenz

ADST | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

On June 18, 1954 the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert operation to overthrow the left-leaning government in Guatemala. The coup, code-nam...

Afghanistan: A Crossroades for US-Arab Relations

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

When the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan ended, Arab fighters began to wonder for whose cause they had fought. Yehia Ghanem is an Egyptian journalist and war correspondent who has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and DRC.

Spies And Their Families: On "The Americans" And In Real Life

Boria Sax | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Boria Sax

As the son of a Russian spy who helped pass secrets from the Manhattan Project, I have more than an academic interest in the critically-acclaimed television show "The Americans" (on the FX network).

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Orlando Shows That ISIS is Today’s Cold War Moscow

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The National Review’s headlines might lead one to believe that we are at war. In the common struggle against the single enemy of ISIS they say, we h...

Du Bois On Race

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Robert J. Benz People, BSK Edward J. Blum is an award-winning author of several books on race, religion, politics, and culture in United States...

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.

The Return of Democratic Socialism

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.

Two Shades of Red: the Sino-Soviet Split

ADST | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Dad, That's Not Socialism

Allie Long | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Allie Long

My dad sends the occasional Wall Street Journal article my way because I think he likes to watch me squirm while I read it, but putting Bret Stephens' "What's Socialism, Dad?" in my hands just made me laugh and not for the reason Stephens would have hoped.

#TalkToMe: Futurist Zoltan Istvan Interviews His Aging Father

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Zoltan Istvan

My mother and father illegally left communist Hungary in 1969 and came to America to start their lives afresh. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans living under the oppressive Soviet Union regime, my father wanted a better life. In America, he found what he was looking for and prospered.

A Chimera is haunting the World--the Chimera of the Mysterious Russian Soul...

Lena Hades | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Lena Hades

Russians are fond of asking two vitally important questions about life: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

The Minds of the Minders: A North Korean Diary

Imran Garda | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Imran Garda

Why are they now opening up and letting in journalists? Why did they let us in and give us access, however limited? After all these decades, are they saying they're finally ready to meet the rest of the world?

Tracking China's Political Change Through Dazibao Posters

ADST | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Spiritual Center Aims To Revive Buddhism In Former Communist Mongolia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion

Since Mongolia's transition from communism to constitutional democracy in 1990, the East Asian country has worked to revive its centuries-old Buddhist...

Donald Trump: A Modern Day Joesph R. McCarthy?

Kendall Pope | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

It's scary that history is on the verge of repeating itself with a potential world leader like Donald Trump.

Brian Williams Accidently Calls Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist A Communist

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Media

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams mistakenly called an award-winning print columnist a “communist” during the network's Cuba coverage. Williams made the...

Bernie Sanders Isn't the Socialist Candidate Conservatives Should Be Scared Of

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you're the kind of person that thinks people who support Bernie Sanders are idiots because "someone has to pay for that free college", you need to recognize that someone also has to pay for the Republican backed socialist wealth redistribution that benefits rich individuals and corporations.

'Roman Holiday' and America's Muslim Peril

Todd R. Miller | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Todd R. Miller

It feels like we've seen this movie before - the one about opportunists scaring the crap out of us for political gain. They know it's a worn script, but they keep right on reading because Americans never get tired of remakes about those foreign devils coming to kill us -- any time now.

Trump Blames 'Our Communist Friend' Sanders For Chicago Clashes

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO, March 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday blamed supporters of Democratic candidate Bernie Sand...