Cold War

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,

The Spies Next Door
"The Americans" is a Cold War Thriller for Our More Ambiguous Age
January 30, 2013

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

Is Ballet Over?
October 13, 2010

An excerpt from 'Apollo's Angels.'