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Robert Conquest, Stalinism, and the Soviet Muslims

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

On August 3, the Anglo-American poet and historian Robert Conquest died in California at 98. According to The Daily Telegraph in London, Conquest's father Roger was an American from Virginia, while his mother Rosamund was English, and Robert was born in the West Midlands of England.

Stonewall - the Film: LGBT Revisionism and LGBT Careerism

Adrian Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

In short: Truth is sanitized -- revised to comport with a preset idea of how it was Way Back When.

By Recalling Its Ambassador from the Vatican, Turkey Helped Publicize Pope's Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish government's overreaction and the Pope's refusal to apologize for his remarks made international headlines on TV networks, websites and newspapers around the world.

The Evocative Photos Of Aleksandr Rodchenko, Who Changed The Way We See Photography

HuffPost Italy | Silvia De Santis | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

Before Stalin-era Soviet restrictions on artistic expression turned Aleksandr Rodchenko's work into a paean to Communism, the legendary Russian ar...

Red Notice: Honoring Sergei Magnitski

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We discover, laid bare by an expert, the inner workings of the staggering extortion scheme that is the heart of Putin's system, and we understand that the act of revealing those workings is the most unforgivable crime in the country.

Bully for Ancestry: My Journey Into the Past Uncovered a Forgotten Polish Odyssey

Greg Archer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

These may be heady questions, but now that we're 15 years into the 21st Century--yes, that's a jawdropper when you think about it--and the future has, basically, arrived, ironically, we find ourselves in the midst of another phenomena: Looking back into the past.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

Why Medical Organization Politics Matter, Even When It's Hard to Tell the Revolutionaries from the Counter-Revolutionaries

Jim Anderson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Jim Anderson

Social media allows for interesting exchanges, but one of the more quirky ones I've encountered recently occurred in the comments section of the onlin...

The Republican Party After the Election

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If candidates like O'Donnell are elected, they will likely continue to embarrass and begin to isolate the Republican Party through their extremist views and will also almost guarantee the failure of that party to accomplish anything.

Ghosts of Presidents Past

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

The tone being as polarized as it's been in 150 years or so, I can't help but lament the fact that so many stars of the GOP whom we might look to for wisdom and answers are no longer with us.

Sarah Palin's Canadian Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Sarah Palin's recent statement that, presumably during her childhood, she and her family used to cross the border to take advantage of Canada's health care system is not so much a gaffe as an interesting insight into a politician.

Stalin Libel Suit: Josef Stalin's Grandson Loses Case Against Newspaper

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP)- A Russian court ruled against Josef Stalin's grandson Tuesday in a libel suit over a newspaper article that said the Soviet dictator sent...

A New Year's Resolution for France- Put Albert Camus In The Pantheon

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While the left snivels over the literary Camus, the compte rendu on the author is that of an individual who touched the world in an effort to promote the universal rights of man implicit in the French social contract.

Russia Communists: Please Don't Criticize Stalin On His Birthday

AP | SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The Russian Communist Party asked the nation Monday for a daylong moratorium on criticizing Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as they celebr...

Remembering the Nazi-Soviet Pact After Seventy Years

Robert Gellately | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Gellately

On August 23, 1939 Stalin's agreement with Nazi Germany gave Hitler the green light. That signal was important at the time and seventy years later there is no reason for Russians to deny it.

"Socialized" Medicine: Next Front in the Right's -isms Arms Race

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

For more than 75 years, conservatives have smeared progressive attempts to reform our faltering health-care system as "socialized medicine."