In Memoriam Karen Dawisha (1949–2018)


Who own Russia? This is the question, my friends, and Karen Dawisha gave the correct, definitive, unequivocal, incontrovertible answer to it: The KGB/FSB mafia…

My Karen Dawisha Memorial lecture on Thurday, April 12, class on the rise and fall of communism, University of Maryland at College Park…

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Le temps des cerises…


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Hero, martyr, moral beacon


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr, unswerving advocate of non-violent resistance, murdered fifty years ago…


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