Cold War

U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot

George Kennan's diaries reveal just how much he hated America

In his decades of influential writing and policymaking, George Kennan presented himself as a hard-headed realist. He was anything but.

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"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"

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My Soviet Valentine

In honor of Valentine's Day 1958, pseudonymous author Sagittarius took a light-hearted look at ongoing diplomatic talks between the United States and Soviet Union on the subject of nuclear weapons tests. Though the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crises loomed in the near future, the powers did agree to a one-year ban on tests in March 1958.

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The Trial of Robert D. Kaplan

The Atlantic's absurd defense of Henry Kissinger

The Atlantic writer's apologia for Henry Kissinger is incoherent and amoral all at once.

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3, Post 2

“Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?”

Dear Television,

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The Spies Next Door

"The Americans" is a Cold War Thriller for Our More Ambiguous Age

"The Americans," a new show about KGB spies undercover in America, will have you rooting for the enemy.

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Is Ballet Over?

An excerpt from 'Apollo's Angels.'

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