No previous fascism made it past its youth. This one is a late-stage fascism. It necessarily takes some styles and structures from late-stage Soviet Communism.
The centenary of the Chinese Communist Party makes this a good time to consider some Chinese “might have beens” and their relevance today.
How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?
People on the left and the right view Marx and Friedman as true icons of their causes. The two men are rarely mentioned for their similarities.
Remembering historic times of magic — in two magical cities.
Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?
Polarized and despondent, the Czech Republic is not a happy place. Despite rising living standards, Czechs are stuck in a national malaise.
PiS aims to create a repressive, homogeneous society not much different from the late unlamented Polish People’s Republic — albeit in the name of Jesus Christ, not Karl Marx.
How the market economy changed lives: East Europeans assess 30 years of freedom.