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Ukraine Is Attempting to Wipe Away Its Past

Georgy Bovt | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

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?

France's New Government and the Ecology of Cécile Duflot

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

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.

The Life and Death of the World Historical Figure

Francis Levy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by th...

To the Birthday Boys and Girls of April 22

James Heffernan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Weird News
James Heffernan

Here's a little toast to the birthday boys and girls of April 22

PHOTOS: Chavez Is Not The Only Dead Leader On Display

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

Thousands of Venezuelans spent hours waiting in line on Thursday to pay their respects to Hugo Chavez. According to the Associated Press, the line to ...

Soviet Founder Vladimir Lenin Comes Back to Life

Reuters | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

Soviet nostalgia is nothing new for Moscow. An embalmed body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in Moscow’s Red Square since...

What Killed Lenin?

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press BALTIMORE — Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contra...

Big, Steely, Shiny and, Thank God, It's Not Jeff Koons

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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.

Lenin's Jewish Roots Confirmed In Moscow?

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- For the first time ever, ordinary Russians can now see documents that appear to confirm long-standing rumors that Vladimir Lenin had Jewish ...

Don't Overuse the Word "Revolution"

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Teitelman

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.