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Geotherapy: Russia's Neuroses, and Ours

An ambition, inordinate and immense, one of those ambitions whichcould only possibly spring in the bosoms of the oppressed, and couldonly find nourishment in the miseries of a whole nation, ferments inthe heart of the Russian people.

One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History

TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

Let Iraq Collapse

February 28, 1996 marked the fifth anniversary of the U.

The Russian Boys and Their Last Poet

The recently deceased Joseph Brodsky was a man who overcame formidable obstacles on his way to becoming a great Russian poet and Nobel Laureate...

Trop de Zle

Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.

No Illusions: Russia's Student Generation

As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.

Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech

The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.

Deja Vu All Over Again: Algeria, France, and Us

Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.

Korea and Our Asia Policy

On January 30, 1995, in response to a question in a Diet committee,Japanese Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi* said that Japan is partlyresponsible for the division of the Korean peninsula after World WarII.

Confirmation Time: A Review of Messengers from Moscow

The abundance of new information coming straight from the horse's mouth is unlikely to settle American debates about the origins and nature of the Cold War.

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April 20, 2014