Tag Archives: communism

Chinese “Might Have Beens”: Big Opportunities Missed

The centenary of the Chinese Communist Party makes this a good time to consider some Chinese “might have beens” and their relevance today.

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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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Karl Marx and Milton Friedman: What They Got Right

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.

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San Francisco and Prague: A Double Portrait

Remembering historic times of magic — in two magical cities.

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The 21st Century Cold War

It is China, not Russia, that is in the U.S.’s crosshairs.

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Putin’s 2020 Russia and Vladimir Voynovich’s “Moscow 2042”

Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?

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Central Europe: Democracy Intact, But Under Pressure

Polarized and despondent, the Czech Republic is not a happy place. Despite rising living standards, Czechs are stuck in a national malaise.

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Poland’s Catholic Neo-Communists

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.

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Thirty Years After the Wall Fell: Part 3 — The Balkans

How the market economy changed lives: East Europeans assess 30 years of freedom.

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Freedom Reborn: Witnessing German Reunification

The fall of the Berlin Wall signaled a rebirth of freedom, liberating millions who had been trapped for two generations on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain.

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