Soviet Union (USSR)

Truth Sets You Free: Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Speech

On March 8, 1983, that Ronald Reagan delivered one of his most provocative and memorable speeches, referring to the Soviet Union as “the focus of evil in the modern world.”

Reagan, Religion, and the Evil Empire

Historian Paul Johnson once observed that one of the most important qualities of a statesman is the capacity to make moral distinctions.

Dmitri Volkogonov: Historian of Soviet Lies

Dmitri Volkogonov’s histories contributed significantly to the delegitimization of the Soviet regime in the eyes of ordinary Russians by exposing the naked terror which underpinned the USSR.

The Danger of Revolutionary Idealism: the Violence of Collectivism

The Rise of Violent, Revolutionary Ideology in the 20th Century and its Christian Realist Tonic.

Alexander’s Crumbling Wall: The Caucasus Order on the Brink of Collapse

The fragile peace the Russia has experienced by granting autonomy to ethnic minorities may unravel under the strains of the Ukrainian Invasion.

The Man Who Tore Down the Wall

Gorbachev was different from all his predecessors. He knew how cruel the Soviet system was.

Xi’s Color Revolution Obsession

Xi Jinping is rolling out strategy to prohibit “western influences” in Chinese society from repeating so-called Color Revolutions such as those in the post-USSR.

The Politics of Rescue

Biden fears escalation; this plays into the hands of Putin, the former KGB operative, who exploits the West’s moral weakness with both cunning and barbarism.

American Withdrawal is America Last

Some America First Republicans are nearly indistinguishable from the standard fare retreaters we were served from the “Blame America First” leftists of the Cold War.