Loss Leaders

February 21, 2020 counterpunch 0

There is a vintage Odd Couple episode in which uber-neatnik Felix Unger, desperately trying to woo back his beloved ex-wife, concocts a scheme to prove […]

The Soviet Century

February 21, 2020 counterpunch 0

Moshe Lewin (1921-2010) was a scholar of Russian and Soviet history. Of Jewish stock, he was born in what is now modern Lithuania. In his […]

Grace and Gullibility

February 21, 2020 counterpunch 0

I’ve been overhearing conversations lately about how people of color, women, people who are LGBTQI, and people who have been mistreated and otherwise disrespected by […]

Is Russia Doomed?

February 21, 2020 yonews 0

Is Russia Doomed? Winston Churchill said that Russia was “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”  Having read two contrasting news reports of […]

Dresden 75

February 21, 2020 counterpunch 0

When the English music historian Charles Burney arrived in Dresden in 1772, he found mostly ruins.  This most beautiful of northern cities had not yet […]