The Ukrainian government announced this week a new statue dedicated to a controversial nationalist. Elsewhere, scores of Lenin monuments are being torn down. But Soviet nostalgia remains ubiquitous.
Mark Greif’s thought-provoking new collection of essays defiantly refuses to lay waste our powers, getting and spending
‘The Left Front’ highlights American art made for the Soviet Union’s official “Jewish homeland”
‘The Age of the Crisis of Man’ traces the fall and rise of individualist pragmatism in America
After I found a collection of love letters at a flea market, I spent years diving deep into another family’s relationships
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
A new Romanian film starring Vera Farmiga recreates a notorious incident with echoes in today’s European anti-Semitism
Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism
In Slavko Goldstein’s newly translated ‘1941,’ Nazi-backed fascists tear through the Balkans. Yugoslavia never recovered.
Ella German declined Oswald’s proposal, putting him on course to return to the U.S.—where he would assassinate the president
Jonathan Lethem’s new novel ‘Dissident Gardens’ traces three generations of American Jewish radicalism
An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews