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What Russia Rightfully Remembers, America Forgets
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What Russia Rightfully Remembers, America Forgets
June 30, 2019

What Trump overlooked in his presentation was the reality that the liberation of Europe began long before the D-Day landings. And the burden had almost exclusively been born by the Soviets.

D-Day More Difficult Than You Think
June 26, 2019

It would be good if both sides calmed down and stopped claiming either that D-Day won the war or that it was a very minor offstage event. But that’s probably too much to hope for today.

D-Day More Difficult Than You Think
History
Why Russia’s Victory Day Was Crucial for the Survival of ‘European Values’
History
Why Russia’s Victory Day Was Crucial for the Survival of ‘European Values’
May 30, 2019

The USSR, with significant help from the rest of us, defeated Hitler and changed the world away from that dark and horrible future. At enormous cost.

How the US Created the Cold War
May 29, 2019

The problem isn’t that Truman often misunderstood, but that he surrounded himself with people that his Party’s top donors liked. Truman wanted to be a progressive but ended up being only a liberal.

How the US Created the Cold War
History
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Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
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Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
May 12, 2019

An acknowledgement of the leading Soviet role in the victory of 1945 would serve as a reminder of how much the USA and the USSR were able to accomplish together in their joint triumph over fascism.

Why I’m Pro-Detente with Russia
May 12, 2019

I realized it wasn’t the Soviet Union that was the great danger, it was the potential of nuclear war, and it’s still the case today – says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

Why I’m Pro-Detente with Russia
Accusing Russia – Listening to History
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Accusing Russia – Listening to History
April 28, 2018

The West has no shortage of charges it hurls against Russia, but most of them can be grouped into one of three categories: that Russia intervened in the American elections, that Russia is dragging the world into a new cold war, and that Russia is becoming increasingly aggressive and expansionist. Sometimes when charges are brought against you, the best witness you can call to your defense is history.

Why Moscow’s Foreign Philosophy Is ‘Westphalian’
April 2, 2018

Moscow knows the exceptionalist road is "a road to a blind alley" because it wasted 70 years on that road. However imperfect and irritating the "traditional, Westphalian, order in which states are equal sovereign entities" may be, Moscow knows that "idealism" is completely worthless.

Why Moscow’s Foreign Philosophy Is ‘Westphalian’
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