Franklin's new memoir, Crash Course, blends the story of his political awakening with the history of the Vietnam War.
Reveling in the anniversary of the Bolshevik uprising is a difficult proposition for an authoritarian government.
Meet the employees piecing together the shredded remnants of surveillance and secrecy in East Germany.
"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.
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.
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.
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.