Tag Archives: communism

China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1960s

What happened when China was eclipsed by the rise of neighboring Japan?

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1950s

How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?

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PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating in Poland

In its blind effort to reinvent Poland’s past, the current government turns former employees of the country’s security services into scapegoats.

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Troubles in Washington, Troubles in Beijing

The U.S. and China may seem completely out of step – but face many of the same challenges.

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How Sgt. Pepper Arrived in Yugoslavia

Communist censorship kept Sgt. Pepper away from the ears of people behind the iron curtain.

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Why Putin Misses the Soviet Union So Much

The Soviet Union was Russia’s most inspiring claim to Russia’s identity.

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Russia Through the Vodka Glass

Can Russia’s recent history be explained through a vodka glass?

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U.S. Spying and Europe’s Disillusioned Pro-American Elites

Why are some of Europe’s pro-American elites now wondering whether they got it wrong?

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The Other June 4, 1989

How the events in Tiananmen Square drove the first free election in Eastern Europe from front pages around the world.

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The New Vietnam War

Global ironies in Asia’s continuing struggle for national independence, now against China.

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