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Trump Should Praise Vladimir Kara-Murza — Not Vladimir Putin

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump sought to excuse the murder of journalists, activists, and political opposition members in Russia

Report

In Charter 77, Czech Dissidents Charted New Territory

How a group of despondent people pushed back against a repressive regime’s lies — and changed history.

Voice

Trump’s Pox Americana

The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.

Dispatch

Ukraine and Poland’s History Wars Are a Gift For Putin

A conflict over Eastern Europe’s fraught World War II history is just the kind of self-inflicted wound Moscow is hoping for.

Voice

When the Mob Rules, Everyone Is a Target

Trump’s ochlocracy brings dangers and threats that the Republic has not witnessed since Joe McCarthy. Do we even know how to fight back?

Voice

What Kind of New Beginning?

Inauguration Day in America might be the beginning of something great.

Argument

Obama’s Good Intentions in the Middle East Meant Nothing

History will remember the president’s landmark Cairo speech in 2009, but not the way he intended.

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