Alvaro Vargas Llosa | Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM PST | Comments Off on My Interview with Lenin, One Hundred Years after the Revolution
The mysteries of science have preserved Lenin alive, whose “death” in 1924 was a cunning scheme. I have managed to track him down to talk about the one hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Me: What does the “October Revolution” say to us today? Lenin: The vanquished were right. History has sent the Provisional...
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Tags: Communism, Lenin, populism, Russian Revolution, Socialism, Stalin, Troskey
Carl Close | Monday August 17, 2015 at 5:39 PM PST | Comments Off on In Memoriam: Robert A. Conquest (1917–2015)
One of the great ironies of modern history is that the person most responsible for bringing to light the magnitude of Stalin’s terror is a man whose last name is synonymous with occupation and subjugation: Robert Conquest. In word and in deed, the world-renowned historian, who passed away on August 3 at the age...
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Tags: Aaron Wildavsky, Communism, concentration camps, Czeslaw Milosz, David Theroux, death camps, Elena Bonner, Gulag, Harry Wu, Harvest of Sorrows, John O’Sullivan, Lenin, Marxism, Pope John Paul II, Preston Martin, Robert Conquest, Solzhenitsyn, Soviet Union, Stalin, statism, totalitarianiam, totalitarianism, Ukraine