Do you know who is watching your kids?

The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Do you know who is watching your kids?
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The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Ronald Reagan’s remarkable mission to Moscow

The American president's loathing for nuclear weapons and his desire to see new freedoms in the Soviet Union framed his trip

Ronald Reagan’s remarkable mission to Moscow
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The American president’s loathing for nuclear weapons and his desire to see new freedoms in the Soviet Union framed his trip

Marx was wrong: communism did not lead to a better society

The stronger the application of communist ideologies and practices, the worse the outcomes

Marx was wrong: communism did not lead to a better society
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The stronger the application of communist ideologies and practices, the worse the outcomes

Lithuania works to break from the past, set a new course

Transitioning from a communist economy to a free-market system is no simple task

Lithuania works to break from the past, set a new course
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Transitioning from a communist economy to a free-market system is no simple task

Meet the next generation of leaders in Eastern Europe

A visiting professor to Lithuania discovers a generation of bright, committed and principled students who aspire to change their world

Meet the next generation of leaders in Eastern Europe
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A visiting professor to Lithuania discovers a generation of bright, committed and principled students who aspire to change their world

China using its monetary policy as a weapon of war

China is conquering the world by creating money when it needs it and simply absorbing debt. Perhaps we should be copying them

China using its monetary policy as a weapon of war
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China is conquering the world by creating money when it needs it and simply absorbing debt. Perhaps we should be copying them

Stalin’s Moscow show trials a blind spot for western intellectuals

The eagerness of western intellectuals to justify the Moscow show trials of the late '30s was what was truly frightening about them

Stalin’s Moscow show trials a blind spot for western intellectuals
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The eagerness of western intellectuals to justify the Moscow show trials of the late ’30s was what was truly frightening about them

America today: parallels to post-Gorbachev Russia uncanny

The parallels between Russia more than 20 years ago and the United States today are deeply disturbing

America today: parallels to post-Gorbachev Russia uncanny
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The parallels between Russia more than 20 years ago and the United States today are deeply disturbing

Marxism rears its ugly head in the academic world

Brutal communist societies did advance economic equality, although what was shared equally was poverty rather than prosperity

Marxism rears its ugly head in the academic world
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Brutal communist societies did advance economic equality, although what was shared equally was poverty rather than prosperity

When an intellectual cozies up to dictators

Is it feasible to separate political views and private behaviour from artistic merit? George Bernard Shaw is a perfect case study

When an intellectual cozies up to dictators
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Democracy is anathema for those convinced of the correctness of their views, the righteousness of their morality and the superiority of their intelligence