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Taco Bell Spinoff Pulls Communist Red Star Logo After Outcry

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business

Yum! Brands just suffered a red scare. Less than a week after launching Banh Shop, its foray into Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, the fast-food g...

Rescuing Polish Liberalism

John Feffer | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
John Feffer

Roday in Poland, a new generation of political actors has taken up the challenge of rescuing liberalism from the misconceptions of the past. Kultura Liberalna is a weekly magazine established in 2009. I

The Killing Factor: When Conspiracy Becomes the Mainstream

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

While I plan on reading O'Reilly's take in Killing Patton, I also expect to find the rehashing of older speculations in a "bold and fresh" O'Reilly-Dugard style. An approach that can once again land O'Reilly -- God bless -- with more books sold, but very little new truth revealed.

Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Stone's confrontation with myth should be embraced, yet I don't think this simplistic Left vs. Right dichotomy, while making good drama, is helpful. Nor is limiting evil to capitalism, when the bloody saga of state Communism has been condemned prima facie by 20th century history.

Matt Sheehan

Guerrilla Theater: China's Migrant Workers Get Political Onstage

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- For a nominally socialist country, China has many of the trappings of a capitalist paradise. With independent unions banned and the hundred...

Be Afraid! The Latest Threat to Christianity Is Communism

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Mike Riddle, in his e-newsletter, outlined why it is that Christians -- and all Americans, really -- should be terrified of the Communism creep taking place in our culture. Needless to say, this was news to me.

Latest Development in USAID Controversy Reflects Years of Botched Cuban Policy

Laura Weiss | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

When it comes to U.S.-Cuba relations -- a history wrought with covert coup plans, bureaucratic missteps, and Cold War-era paranoia -- one struggles to know what to believe.

Cement

John Feffer | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

Fyodor Gladkov published his novel Cement in 1925. One of the first examples of socialist realism, it depicted the post-revolutionary construction of the Soviet Union from the point of view of a cement factory.

Pope Francis Reinstates Priest Suspended For Communist Beliefs

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has reinstated Father Miguel D'Escoto 29 years after he was suspended from priestly duties for his involvement in Nicaragua's revolutiona...

Vietnam a Half Century after the Gulf of Tonkin

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A look at Vietnam today makes plain just how mistaken and tragic the American venture into war there was. First, though, a brief summary of how the decisive turn into that disastrous mistake a half century ago occurred.

The Monday Demonstrations

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

The citizens of Leipzig are very proud of the fact that the East Germany revolution of 1989 began in their city.

Vietnam in a Quandary: China's Aggression, America's Seduction

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Andrew Lam

Thi Quang Lam, a former general in the South Vietnamese army talks about issues related to contemporary Vietnam and its growing unrest, spurred in large part by China's aggression and Hanoi's muted response.

Pope Francis: Communists Are Closet Christians

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that commun...

The Misrule of Law in Croatia

John Feffer | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Natasha Srdoc, who has done stints in international banking, the think tank world, and politics, is a firm believer in free market capitalism. She doesn't think what took place in former Yugoslavia comes anywhere close to her understanding of how capitalism works.

Hungary's Economic Leap

John Feffer | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Given its position at the head of the pack of countries in the region, Hungary was expected to be the first to make the successful transition to capitalism. But today, Hungary has fallen behind many of the other countries in the region in terms of growth, employment, debt, and other economic indicators.

The Disappearance of the Political Middle in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hungary has long been divided between its liberal and cosmopolitan capital and the more conservative countryside. During the Communist era, a small de...

Why Won't the Chinese Line Up?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

I am persuaded there is another story. I was chatting with a renowned scholar of China, who has done extensive fieldwork there. He immediately named Communism as the cause of Chinese not lining up.

This Is Not a Transition

John Feffer | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

If the origins of the "transition" were hazy, the trajectory was even more so. Yugoslavia's "transition" was certainly very different from its neighbors, for it seemed to move directly backward from the 1990s into the blood politics of the 1940s.

Taiwan: Beware!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The world has watched in dismay as Russia's ruler, Vladimir Putin, has gobbled up Crimea. Now, he seems bent on dismembering Ukraine. Much of our attention has been focused on Putin and his next targets. Perhaps Taiwan is next.

Online Portal Documents Vietnam's Human Rights Abuses

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Andrew Lam

Vietnam Right Now Editor Hao-Nhien Vu is a former editor with the Los Angeles-based Nguoi-Viet newspaper. He spoke with me about the publication and the day-to-day human rights abuses in Vietnam that it plans to cover.

Government Directed Church Demolition Worries China's Christians

Agence France Presse | Bill Savadove | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

The destruction of a towering church by Chinese authorities has sown fear in a thriving Christian community and highlighted tensions between a rapidly...

Toward a Roma Cosmopolitanism

John Feffer | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

Last August 8, the great Romanian sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe passed away. He was only 66. I first met him in 1990, when he was just embarking on his project of elevating Roma issues to the highest level of European politics.

The 1-Star Amazon Reviews Of Thomas Piketty's Book Are Pretty Funny

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business

Thomas Piketty seems to have stirred up a new Red Scare. His new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is being hailed as the most important b...

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Funny Girl Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee: A Russian Girl's Love Letter

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

I knew that over those past two hours, I had experienced a certain, je-ne-sais-quoi, "lightbulb" moment that would impact my life in more ways than one.