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    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920
    May23

    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920

    On August 12, 1920, the fate of Poland hung by a thread. The Bolsheviks, victorious in Russia, advanced rapidly towards the heart of Europe, approaching the suburbs of Warsaw. This was the decisive moment in the Polish-Bolshevik War, a conflict that had begun some seventeen months earlier, when Polish and Red Army forces had clashed in their...

    Date Night with Vladimir Putin

    The Academy Award-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov once said, “Cinema is the most powerful weapon.” In Russia, it’s a weapon wielded to excise uncomfortable truths about its Soviet legacy in favor of unifying the Russian people under a shallow, state-manufactured conception of national greatness. Russia needs heroes—that’s true....

    May 17th, 2017
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    May 17th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Silk Road Initiative Sows European Discomfort Mark Magnier and Chun Han Wong, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL China’s bid to mobilize dozens of countries and billions of dollars for its ambitious Silk Road infrastructure plan bumped into European dissent at a high-profile Beijing forum, underscoring difficulties in marshaling...

    May 12th, 2017
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    May 12th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Displaced by Pro-Beijing Event, Organizers Say Mike Ives, THE NEW YORK TIMES Organizers of a pro-democracy rally held annually in July on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China said that they had been denied permission to use a downtown park, a move that threatens to raise tensions ahead of an...

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise
    May04

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise

    In a centrally planned socialist economy like the one that existed in the Soviet Union, the government determined every detail of the national economy. This also meant that it determined the details of its workers’ personal lives, including where they lived, what jobs they took up, and where they could move. The Soviet Union had extensive...

    The Country Where the Government Owned Everything
    May02

    The Country Where the Government Owned Everything

    When Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks seized power over Russia in October 1917, they began almost immediately to nationalize the economy. This was part and parcel with their communist philosophy. Marx had laid out his expectations in the Communist Manifesto: “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from...

    April 26th, 2017
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    April 26th, 2017

    CHINA China Convicts US Businesswoman of Spying Chun Han Wong and Charles Hutzler, WALL STREET JOURNAL A Chinese court convicted a long-detained American businesswoman of espionage and ordered her imprisoned and deported in a case seen as a barometer of US-China relations. After a half-day trial Tuesday, the court ordered Phan Phan-Gillis...

    April 25th, 2017
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    April 25th, 2017

    CHINA “Apartheid Without Racism:” How China Keeps Rural Folks Down Mark Magnier, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL An epic property boom restricted to city dwellers has opened a wealth gap that continues to widen in China, setting back a state campaign to ease poverty and shunting rural dwellers from the middle-class dream. China’s system of hukou,...

    April 24th, 2017
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    April 24th, 2017

    CHINA Elderly Woman Dies Under Rubble in Forced Demolition in China’s JiangxiRADIO FREE ASIA Hu Xianglan, who was in her eighties, was trapped in the rubble as bulldozers moved in on her family home near Jiangxi’s Wuzhou city, according to photos and eyewitness accounts. By the time her body was retrieved from the rubble, it was...

    April 20th, 2017
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    April 20th, 2017

    CHINA Criticism of Beijing’s North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China Chris Buckley, THE NEW YORK TIMES When China’s best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare in the country, had...

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