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Robert Conquest Robert Conquest, a historian whose landmark studies of the Stalinist purges and the Ukraine famine of the 1930s documented the horrors perpetrated by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, has died at 98,...
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Wordsworth sang* to Milton, “thou shouldst be living at this hour,” and the same goes for G. K. Chesterton, the connoisseur of paradox. Weighing nearly four-hundred pounds at the end, today he would float like a dirigible...
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"The Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall separate Berlin into East and West. In spite of the changes that are going on in the Communist countries, especially the Soviet Union, that wall is the...
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To the size of states there is a limit as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large or too small, but they either wholly lose their nature or are spoilt. - Aristotle
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President Ronald Reagan delivered the following address on March 8, 1983, before the National Association of Evangelicals. This was the first time President Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire." In fact, he used the...

The Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain seemed to be permanent fixtures of the political landscape of Europe after 1961. But to everyone’s surprise, the Berlin Wall opened on November 9, 1989. This stunning...

In 1988, the Cold War seemed to be far from over. Though Mikhail Gorbachev had come to power in the Soviet Union three years earlier and had signed a major arms reduction treaty with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, the...
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Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president’s family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence. Last weekend,...
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Russia is not a real country, intoned Senator John McCain during the recent Wroclaw Global Forum in Poland, but a gas station run by the mafia. John McCain is not an...
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This June 4th in Warsaw, I had the dubious pleasure of trying to ignore two nauseating events in one day: the Orwellian holiday called "Freedom Day," a new initiative of the current Polish government, and the appearance...
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"We looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!" Oceans of ink have been spilled in an at­tempt to clarify the origins of the Cold War. Scholarly reputations...
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In The Duel, a riveting account of Churchill’s confrontation with Hitler in the spring and summer of 1940, John Lukacs wrote that Churchill was the opponent of Hitler, the incarnation of the reaction to Hitler, the incarnation...

Only a week or so before Henry Regnery published Russell Kirk’s first masterpiece, The Conservative Mind, Mr. Ray Bradbury, science fiction novelist, screenplay writer, and all-around wit, wrote and published a fascinating...
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It is natural that man experiences night and day, one after the other; quite unnatural if experienced simultaneously. To live like a penumbra is a unique experience and it must be considered the norm for...