Robert Warshow, born 100 years ago and dead at 37, saw through Stalinist communism’s false American promises
America’s greatest Marxist theoretician, Sidney Hook, identified Communism’s catastrophic cultism and the devastating splits it would cause in worldwide labor movements, and yet the Bolshevik mystique endured. Why?
Marvin Kalb remembers meeting the Cold War Soviet leader and his general, in ‘The Year I Was Peter the Great,’ a memoir of Moscow, 1956
Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever’s 1936 work ‘Siberia’ magically upends a litany of misery for him and his people
Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world
100 years ago today the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd
Readers of the world, unite!
Victor Sebestyen’s engaging ‘Lenin’ and Anne Applebaum’s meticulous ‘Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine’ help explain why a century later the central amorality of the unfulfilled Utopian ideal is still with us
Looking back on an American and Jewish experiment in communal living
What did America offer them?
Bookworm: if ‘Everything Flows,’ when does it stop?
Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name
What would have happened if the Mensheviks had come to power in Russia, instead of the Bolsheviks, 100 years ago? America gives us a clue.
Independence Day is doubly special for the legendary refusenik Natan Sharansky and his family. He sits down for a wide-ranging interview about his wife Avital, love among Jewish people, and the promise of freedom.