Cold War

How the CIA Stole 'Dr. Zhivago'
June 21, 2014

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

The Truth About Our Libertarian Age
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
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
April 25, 2013

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

The Spies Next Door
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.'