Articles by Richard Pipes

Why Russians Feel So Isolated and Hostile

People who are surprised by certain recurrences in Russian history apparently are not aware that popular culture changes very slowly, if at all.

Craving to Be a Great Power

In relations between sovereign nations, nothing is more important than understanding the culture of the countries with which one is dealing. Without this understanding, there can be tragic consequences.

Flight From Freedom

When the Communists were in power, we had no way of knowing what ordinary Russians thought because all the media, without exception, were controlled by the Communist Party and expressed its interests.

Uneasy West Shocked; Russia Shows Sympathy

Investigating Roots in Tsarist Russia