There are many disturbing similarities between the brutality imposed on Stalin’s victims and the injustices endured by the incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons.
Tag: Mikhail Gorbachev
SCOTT RITTER: A Lexicon for Disaster
Russia seeks arms control agreements to prevent dangerous escalation. But the U.S. seeks only unilateral advantage. This risks all out conflict unless this changes.
November 9 in German History
The Berlin Wall fell 33 years ago today on Nov. 9, a strangely important date in German history, reports Joe Lauria.
Biden’s Foreign Policy Sinking His Party & Ukraine
Jeffrey D. Sachs says the U.S. president’s dismissal of diplomacy undermines his own party, prolongs the destruction of Ukraine and threatens nuclear war.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Specter of Germany Is Rising
To meet the imaginary Russian threat to Western Europe, Germany will lead an expanded, militarized EU.
When Gorbachev’s Luck Ran Out
There is an almost Shakespearean tragic quality about the late Soviet leader’s 1985-90 time in power, writes Tony Kevin. But Russian historians of the future may have reason to treat him kindly.
SCOTT RITTER: Mikhail Gorbachev, a Vector of Change
In ways that he never intended, the first and only president of the Soviet Union shaped world history.
Robert Scheer: Remembering Mikhail Gorbachev
Revisiting Robert Scheer’s 1987 Los Angeles Times review: “From Moscow, First Report of an Unprecedented Call for Change: The Gorbachev Manifesto.”
SCOTT RITTER: Sometimes Humanity Gets it Right
Disarmament in the time of Perestroika spotlights the pivotal contributions of U.S.-Soviet inspectors in helping to complete the 1988 INF treaty, which took effect after a period of bilateral tensions that could be considered more severe than those of today.
Is Nuclear Winter Coming?
Six scientists, including Carl Sagan, who proved nuclear war would produce “nuclear winter” were at first dismissed by the establishment. On Saturday they will receive an award as the world is the closest to nuclear war since 1962.