From Conservative Patriot to Communist Vanguard: An Interview With H. Bruce Franklin
Franklin's new memoir, Crash Course, blends the story of his political awakening with the history of the Vietnam War.
Putin's Calculated Disinterest in Commemorating a Revolution
Reveling in the anniversary of the Bolshevik uprising is a difficult proposition for an authoritarian government.
The Minds Solving the Giant Puzzle the Stasi Left Behind
Meet the employees piecing together the shredded remnants of surveillance and secrecy in East Germany.
Two Russian Films Give Differing Views of Motherland
"Khodorkovsky" and "Hipsters," two wildly different films currently making rounds of U.S., suggest that each step forward in Russia is greeted with one step back.
The Chinese Communist Party Marks Its 90th Anniversary
Mao's (red) star is on the rise, Chiang's is being refurbished and Confucius' is in a state of flux as the ever-pragmatic Chinese Communist Party marks its 90th anniversary.
Documentary Chronicles Art Saved from Dictator's Reach
The documentary 'The Desert of Forbidden Art' tells the story of the Igor Savitsky Museum, a remote refuge for Soviet-era art that ran afoul of Stalin's diktat.
Three Ways of Looking at the PRC's Latest Campaigns
The ghost of Mao can certainly be divined in China's current anti-vulgarity campaign, but he may have to take a back seat to capitalist-roaders Chiang Kai-shek and Lee Kuan Yew.