Cold War

Don’t Read This Book: A History of Literary Censorship
July 25, 2014

Three new works concerned with banned literature, from Joyce to Rushdie.

'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
A cold war children's book is surprisingly prescient
July 21, 2014

Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's 

How the CIA Stole 'Dr. Zhivago'
The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy
June 21, 2014

The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy.

The Truth About Our Libertarian Age
Why the dogma of democracy doesn't always make the world better
June 17, 2014

Why the dogma of democracy doesn't always make the world better

U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot
George Kennan's diaries reveal just how much he hated America
April 19, 2014

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

The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014

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

My Soviet Valentine
February 14, 2014

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.

The Trial of Robert D. Kaplan
The Atlantic's absurd defense of Henry Kissinger
April 25, 2013

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

Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3, Post 2
“Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?”
April 16, 2013

Dear Television,

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