Anne Applebaum

Class of ’64

Class of ’64

And now, ladies and gentlemen, before the convention season comes to a close, let us pause a moment and suspend our partisan impulses: It is time to sing the praises of 44-year-old women.

Why is Vladimir Putin so scared of Georgia?

Why is Vladimir Putin so scared of Georgia?

‘It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” In recent days, this famous Churchillian pronouncement on Russia has echoed through many an analysis. In particular, Vladimir Putin – former Russian president, current Russian prime minister, the man still clearly in charge of the country – has been held up as a great …

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When China Starved

When China Starved

Cymbals clashed; a giant scroll unfurled. There were fireworks, kites, “ancient soldiers” marching in formation, modern dancers bending their bodies into impossible shapes, astronauts, puppets, children, multiple high-tech gizmos.

Die Macht der Worte

Die Macht der Worte

Obwohl mittlerweile drei Jahrzehnte vergangen sind seit jenem Winter 1974, als erste ungebundene, handgetippte Samisdat-Manuskripte des “Archipel Gulag” in der damals sogenannten Sowjetunion zu zirkulieren begannen, sind die Gefühle immer noch stark.

Stronger Than the Gulag

Stronger Than the Gulag

Although more than three decades have passed since the winter of 1974, when unbound, hand-typed samizdat versions of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago” began circulating in what used to be the Soviet Union, the emotions they stirred remain today.

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