The measure of "greatness" in American presidents is often theretrospective appreciation of their willingness to "stay the course"in the face of determined opposition from powerful opponents.
The Man Who Changed the Game Plan
I am going to talk about how Ronald Reagan and his team--a team widely characterized at the time, both here and abroad, as a group of inexperienced and impractical right-wing ideologues and fanatics--prevailed in the Cold War.
And Ulster Will Be Right
Protestant Irish nationalism needs to be taken seriously if the whole island is to avoid a Bosnian-scale civil war.
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...
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.