Category Archives: Essays and Articles

Support the Nicaraguan Resistance (1985)

New York Times, 18 April 1985 (display advertisement) An Urgent Message from Europeans to Congress: Support the Nicaraguan Resistance Democracy itself is at stake in Nicaragua. After four years of dictatorship, the FSLN, the totalitarian ruling party, has not succeeded … Continue reading

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Only a Trial will do This Time (2013)

On Sunday, 18 March 2018, Vladimir Putin ran for the Russian presidency for a fourth time and won easily in the first round, claiming 77% of votes cast (by 68% of the electorate), in a contest that was neither free … Continue reading

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Is Glasnost a Game of Mirrors? (1987)

The New York Times, 22 March 1987 Are Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s new policies the historical turning point we have been praying for, signaling the end of oppression and misery in the Soviet Union? Or are we witnessing only a short-lived … Continue reading

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The Peace Movement and the Soviet Union (1982)

Commentary, 5 January 1982 “Peace will be preserved and strengthened if the people take the cause of peace into their own hands and defend it to the end” Joseph Stalin, 1952 The “struggle for peace” has always been a cornerstone … Continue reading

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