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The Firebrand

A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky

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Beyond Berlin

A Cold War anniversary reminds us not to take history for granted

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Red Rosa Found?

Maybe, if Jerusalem woman’s spit says so

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About-Face

Whittaker Chambers, Lionel Trilling and the anti-Communist turn

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All in the Family

Historian Yuri Slezkine traces a line from his anti-Soviet classmates in Moscow back to their fervently Communist grandparents.