Red Army

The Great Satan Myth
December 08, 2009

The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history.

The Firebrand
December 07, 2009

Trotsky Robert Service Harvard University Press, $35 When Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City by an agent of Stalin, in 1940, the American novelist James T. Farrell took to the pages of Partisan Review to memorialize him. “The life of Leon Trotsky is one of the great tragic dramas of modern history,” Farrell’s obituary began, and it only gets more idolatrous from there. “Pitting his brain and will against the despotic rulers of a great empire, fully conscious of the power, the resources, the cunning and cruelty of his enemy, Trotsky had one weapon at his command--his ideas.

Why Are We in Afghanistan?
September 04, 1989

We want them to beat the Soviets, but what if the mujahedin take over?

The Afghan Resistance
June 20, 1982

What the Soviets don't get about the country they just invaded.