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  • Originally published 11/14/2017

    The cautionary tale of the Bolshevik revolution

    Niall Ferguson

    A century ago it was the West’s great blunder to think it would not matter if Lenin and his confederates took over the Russian Empire. Incredible as it may seem, I believe we are capable of repeating that catastrophic error.

  • Originally published 05/26/2017

    Trump Angled for Soviet Posting In the 1980s

    “Donald Trump, in the mid-1980s, aggressively pursued an official government post to the USSR, according to a Nobel Peace Prize winner with whom Trump interacted at the time.”

  • Originally published 11/30/2014

    NYT lauds newest biography of Stalin. It's by Stephen Kotkin.

    Kotkin's new study depicts Stalin as an autodidact, an astute thinker, “a people person” with “surpassing organizational abilities; a mammoth appetite for work; a strategic mind and an unscrupulousness that recalled his master teacher, Lenin."