This was, I suppose, predictable in the 2012 election year, but it is also morally and intellectually indefensible for the US Government to set aside May 1 (the old Soviet "May Day," by chance) as "Loyalty Day." From Whitehouse.gov:In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day.
Ross Douthat: Winning an election doesn't just offer the chance to govern the country. It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you've just beaten.... Back in 2011, the Obama White House earned som... Read Post
A stockpile of Soviet documents recently translated for the Wilson Center and dating from the '80s reveal new details about the Soviet Union's fear of possible nuclear conflict during the closing years of the Cold War. The documents... Read Post
Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was "useful i... Read Post