Not many presidential candidates in American history, outside perhaps a Eugene Debs or Gus Hall, would announce a presidential bid vowing to “transform the country” and complete “the political revolution.” Then again, not many candidates have been like Bernie Sanders,…

The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to…

Saturday, May 5th this year was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier, Germany. On that day in 1818, a philosopher was born whose ideas would soon after prove essential to the historic torment of revolution, international conflicts,…

At The American Spectator, we always agreed that it was quite fair and true to admonish our neighbors (and now our children and even grandchildren) to remember that the Soviet Union was defeated, and thus the Cold — often hot…

I recently wrote about the Karl Marx bicentennial birthday bash being celebrated throughout 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. There, at an annual tuition cost of $61,541 (not including room and board), students can bask in lectures like “Why Marx Now,” “How Marx Now,” and…

The question of how over 900 people came to kill themselves in the South American jungle animated the writing of Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco. But in trying to solve that puzzle…

For about the millionth time the siren song of socialism is alluring the gullible. Even though socialism has a perfect record of disasters it continues to rise from the grave. Today it’s manifested in the young socialist challengers in Democrat…

Last week at the New Criterion, conservative scholar James Piereson posed an interesting question, arguing the affirmative: is socialism a hate crime? As is his custom, Piereson makes a solid case. His isn’t a complex argument — Piereson simply totals…

In honor of Captive Nations Week, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted senators and victims of religious persecution on the West Lawn of the Capitol building to address the present abuses of Communism. Senators Ted Cruz and Alan Lowenthal, Pastor…

This week, Nicaraguans once again faced bloody violence at the hands of Daniel Ortega’s government. Protests against the government have been ongoing since April, but this week has been particularly bleak. On Friday, government forces attacked hundreds of protesting students…

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