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You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
Music

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific shows the limits–and power–of mainstream entertainment in addressing weighty social topics.

Stephen Akey
Russia's Rebels
Interview

Russia's Rebels

At great personal risk, Russian dissidents are contributing their art to the Resistance and Opposition Arts Review. AP speaks with the journal's founder about what the West still gets wrong on Russia.

Carolyn Stewart, Linor Goralik
Wisdom from the Bloodlands

Wisdom from the Bloodlands

Zbigniew Brzezinski embodied the perspective of Central Europe–and captured a reality that the West ignores at its own peril.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Vadim Krasikov and the Geopolitics of Murder

Vadim Krasikov and the Geopolitics of Murder

Russian agents and assassins operate with impunity across the West. Putin is vigorously executing his agenda–we need one of our own.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Comrade Culture
Books

Comrade Culture

Culture played a vital role in the survival of communist regimes, offering a means to falsify reality on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Iulia-Sabina Joja
Natan Sharansky on Navalny and Keeping Hope Alive

Natan Sharansky on Navalny and Keeping Hope Alive

Soviet-era dissident Natan Sharansky on Russia today, Putin's hostage-taking spree, and his nine years in Soviet prisons.

Natan Sharansky, Jeffrey Gedmin, Sydnee Lipset
Normalcy and Horror

Normalcy and Horror

On soccer fields, Russian missiles, and the rhythms of everyday life in a country under siege.

Paul Kroeger
Putin's Strike Against the World

Putin's Strike Against the World

Russia's war in Ukraine is the most worrisome blow to global stability and cooperation since the end of the Second World War.

Andreas Umland