Dictatorship

Betting on the Wrong Horse

Confessed Soviet spy Morton Sobell died in December, age 101. He was the last surviving major participant in the atomic…

The Possibility of US Intervention in Venezuela
The Possibility of US Intervention in Venezuela

President Trump has said the “military option” is available for Venezuela, and that “all options are on the table.” At the same time, he has said that he is willing to meet with President Maduro.

The Stark Similarities Between Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela and Evo Morales’ Bolivia
The Stark Similarities Between Maduro’s Venezuela and Morales’ Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales has been following the same destructive pattern as Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro.

Orlando Letelier
Dumb Dictatorships and the Assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Jamal Khashoggi

Yesterday was a glorious DC autumn afternoon for walking down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue, which includes many statues of…

Christian Morality and US “Meddling” in Overseas Elections

Recently, a prominent liberal American evangelical commended an Intercept commentary by British Al Jazeera commentator Mehdi Hasan, who chastises 70 years of US interference in elections globally.

Franco Resurrected - Valle de los Caídos
Franco Resurrected

Removing Francisco Franco’s body from the Valle de los Caídos would disturb an unwritten pact of forgiveness and forgetting Spain made during its transition to democracy.

Bourgeois Self-Pity: A Warning. Book Review of Madeleine Albright's Fascism: A Warning
Bourgeois Self-Pity: A Warning. Review of Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A Warning

Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A Warning is both cynical and shallow.

Black Panther’s Flawed and Outmoded Monarchy
Black Panther’s Flawed and Outmoded Monarchy

For all Black Panther’s futurism, its formal kingship is rather archaic in modern Africa.

Celebrating 100 Years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Celebrating 100 Years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Born a hundred years ago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would write The Gulag Archipelago, a blistering account of the Gulag system under Stalin. George Kennan called this novel “the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levied in modern times.”