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Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Why Pacifism Was Modified: Vladimir Putin

Charles Redfern | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Strict pacifism's weaknesses glare when we review a bygone era that ran on different assumptions: The fascist threat rendered the political Left less dovish in the 1930s.

McCain: Situation In Ukraine 'Hearkens Back To The Days Of Adolf Hitler And Joseph Stalin'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Friday that the crisis in Ukraine resembles the geopolitical factors at play when Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin led...

Adventures in the Crimean Peninsula, a Reminiscence of Time Spent in the 'Gem of the Soviet Union' with the Crimean Tatars.

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

With the headlines speaking of a Russian invasion of the Crimea, I fear for the ancient Tatars who warmly welcomed me to their communities and hope they don't find themselves again facing repression at the hands of their historic oppressors, the Russians.

Gorbachev Threatens 'Daily Show' Reporter

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The Sochi Olympics have done little to improve the uneasy feelings many Americans have felt towards Russia since the Cold War. But as Jason Jones of "...

Obama Linked To Stalin In Facebook Ad For Conservatives' Event

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Publicity for an event sponsored by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity served up a blunt Obama-is-a-communist message over the weekend,...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

12 Biopics You Forgot Existed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment

Now that the much-anticipated "Behind the Candelabra" has tickled the ivories of critical acclaim, having seen praise at the Cannes Film Festival and ...

LOOK: Churchill & Stalin's Wild Drunken Night

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

Two years before Yalta, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met for a late-night wartime meeting. Their mission? Drink lots of wine, according to new ...

Putin and Stalin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

Three Leadership Steps for Peace in Korea

Charles Knight | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

Before you take your next steps to deal with the Korean situation reflect on Cold War history of American reaction to our perception of a powerful threat.

Stalin More Popular In Russia Now Than At End Of Soviet Union

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- An opinion survey commissioned by the Carnegie Endowment says that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has remained widely admired in Russia and ot...

Happy Birthday Stalin

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

TBILISI, Georgia -- People across the vast territory where Josef Stalin once imposed his terror have marked the 133rd anniversary of the dictator's bi...

Orwell's Advice on How to Write in Revolutionary Times

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

America is at a crossroads. We are experiencing tensions, familiar to historians, between the haves and have-nots, and their respective allies. In his essay, Orwell described the age in which he lived as "tumultuous, revolutionary" -- just like ours.

LOOK: GOP Candidate Makes Outrageous Comparison

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Dr. Marisha Agana, who is running against Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), said Sunday President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of Stalin, Hitler and M...

Women in Chess: A Few Tales

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Lurking in the background, hiding their identity, they seem mysterious, magical, beautiful. At first, they observed the game from a distance, but as centuries went by, women were drawn closer to the chessboard.

Stalin Museum Will No Longer 'Glorify The Dictator'

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

GORI, Georgia -- A museum that has honored Josef Stalin in Georgia since 1937 is being remodeled to exhibit the atrocities that were committed during ...

Stalin Notebooks Cause Stir In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — School notebooks with a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the cover have been causing a controversy in Russia since they went...

Putin's Friends

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Want A Cast Of Stalin's Death Mask? It'll Cost You

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

Apparently the latest must-have item up for sale is a mold of a Russian communist leader's face. A cast of Joseph Stalin's death mask has been auct...

The 7 Most Overrated Time Magazine Persons of the Year

Mark Juddery | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media
Mark Juddery

It's that time again, when we start to ponder that age-old question: who will be Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Invoking Hitler's Name: A User's Guide

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

On November 9, celebrity chef Mario Batali made the mistake of comparing Wall Street bankers to Hitler. (He also threw Stalin in there, but let's keep this simple.)

Bankers Boycotting Batali Over Hitler Comparison

Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

Celebrity chef Mario Batali compared bankers to some of history's worst dictators Tuesday at a panel discussing who should be 2011 Time's Person Of Th...