Articles by Tom Gallagher



No Evidence

In a new book of essays on Stalin, historians Roy and Zhores Medvedev argue that the hush that followed the dictator's death was the first crucial step toward rehabilitation.

No Evidence

In a new book of essays on Stalin, historians Roy and Zhores Medvedev argue that the hush that followed the dictator's death was the first crucial step toward rehabilitation.

A Life (And Death) Shrouded in Utter Secrecy

In 1941, high-ranking Soviet spy Walter Krivitsky was found dead in Washington -- an apparent suicide. In his new book, Gary Kern considers whether the suicide was ""forced.""

A Life (And Death) Shrouded in Utter Secrecy

In 1941, high-ranking Soviet spy Walter Krivitsky was found dead in Washington -- an apparent suicide. In his new book, Gary Kern considers whether the suicide was ""forced.""

Bio Exposes Life of Lenin's Lady Love

History remembers one of the most interesting figures of the Bolshevik Revolution, Inessa Armand, almost exclusively for her relationship to its leader, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Bio Exposes Life of Lenin's Lady Love

History remembers one of the most interesting figures of the Bolshevik Revolution, Inessa Armand, almost exclusively for her relationship to its leader, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Finding the Voices Behind Revolution

The historical documents contained in Mark D. Steinberg's Voices of the Revolution attempt to shed some light on what the 1917 Revolution meant to ordinary Russian's.

Finding the Voices Behind Revolution

The historical documents contained in Mark D. Steinberg's Voices of the Revolution attempt to shed some light on what the 1917 Revolution meant to ordinary Russian's.

Switching Centuries With Dostoevsky

Anyone seriously concerned with Russian literature, the lives of the people who wrote it, and the society in which they lived, will find that Leonid Tsypkin's succinct and distinctive novel, Summer in Baden-Baden, a delight to read.

Switching Centuries With Dostoevsky

Anyone seriously concerned with Russian literature, the lives of the people who wrote it, and the society in which they lived, will find that Leonid Tsypkin's succinct and distinctive novel, Summer in Baden-Baden, a delight to read.

Of Potatoes and Petrograd

Norman Saul's 'War and Revolution' is an extremely detailed account of U.S.-Russian relations and documents the shock the Russian Revolution caused in the United States.

Of Potatoes and Petrograd

Norman Saul's 'War and Revolution' is an extremely detailed account of U.S.-Russian relations and documents the shock the Russian Revolution caused in the United States.

From Kievan Rus to President Putin

Russia and the Russians provides a solid background for considering the future of a nation that has long aspired to greatness, both in size and stature.

From Kievan Rus to President Putin

Russia and the Russians provides a solid background for considering the future of a nation that has long aspired to greatness, both in size and stature.

Dissection of a Superpower

To be a superpower, Paul Dukes says you need to be three things: big, dangerous and ideological. Both the Soviet Union and the United States met all three criteria.

Dissection of a Superpower

To be a superpower, Paul Dukes says you need to be three things: big, dangerous and ideological. Both the Soviet Union and the United States met all three criteria.

When East Met West

Theodore Wuttke, the main character in Gunter Grass' Too Far Afield, is employed as a mirror ball to reflect Germany since the Imperial Reich.

When East Met West

Theodore Wuttke, the main character in Gunter Grass' Too Far Afield, is employed as a mirror ball to reflect Germany since the Imperial Reich.

America's Forgotten Third Party

""It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States"" analyzes the ""explanations of socialism's failure in America [that] are as numerous as socialists were few.""

America's Forgotten Third Party

""It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States"" analyzes the ""explanations of socialism's failure in America [that] are as numerous as socialists were few.""

A Critic of Substance

Roy Medvedev offers something new to the English-speaking world Ч a serious Russian critique of the country's decade of capitalism, written from the left.

A Critic of Substance

Roy Medvedev offers something new to the English-speaking world Ч a serious Russian critique of the country's decade of capitalism, written from the left.

Misunderstanding Russia

In his book Failed Crusade, Stephen F. Cohen argues that Americans have plenty of information about Russia, but that most of it is submerged in a sea of free-press propaganda.

Misunderstanding Russia

In his book Failed Crusade, Stephen F. Cohen argues that Americans have plenty of information about Russia, but that most of it is submerged in a sea of free-press propaganda.

AmericaТs Unspoken War

Former Foreign Affairs editor Peter Grose explains in ""Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain"" that ""containment"" was never really what the Cold War was about.

AmericaТs Unspoken War

Former Foreign Affairs editor Peter Grose explains in ""Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain"" that ""containment"" was never really what the Cold War was about.

The Lessons From Kosovo

Neither Saint Nor Satan

Half the Story

Unfinished Adventure