The Soviet States of America

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” — Vladimir Lenin “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” — Nikita Krushchev “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”…

The Cold Civil War

The Cold Civil War

When I was a boy, I remember having civil defense drills in our grade school. “Why are we crouching under our desks?” I’d ask. “Because there could be a nuclear war between us and the Soviet Union that will destroy the world. We want to take safety precautions.” What a…