Michael Weiss is the Communications Director of the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based foreign policy think tank. He blogs (mostly about Russia and the Middle East) for The Daily Telegraph.
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Books May 2012
The dirtiest book of all
A review of You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom (English and English Edition) by Nick Cohen
Reconsiderations March 2011
He, the living
On the vision of Boris Pasternak.
Features February 2008
Inhuman power of the lie: “The Great Terror” at 40
On the anniversary of the definitive work on Stalin’s purges.
Features October 2007
The sensation of liberty
On the oft-forgotten historian Tibor Szamuely.
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Oct 01, 2012
A new book, parts of which were adapted into an article published in The New York Times last week, charts how the US fudged its departure from Iraq almost as badly as it did its entrance. The embarrassing disclosures contained in The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W.
Sep 14, 2012
So it’s to be another spate of burnt or stormed U. S.
Aug 16, 2012
Let us say you are facing rape charges in Sweden. You exhaust the near inexhaustible legal system in Britain in fighting an extradition case.
May 05, 2012
Letters of former prime ministers of an EU countries aren’t meant to include paragraphs like this: At around 21:00 my fellow prisoner was taken out of her cell and shortly thereafter three enormous men came into mine. They approached my bed, covered me with a bed sheet, and began to remove me from my bed, while applying brute force.
Apr 04, 2012
In one of those famous dustups that defined the lives of New York intellectuals even better than their ideas could, Daniel Bell once remarked that what distinguished Irving Kristol and himself from their more radical Alcove One comrade Irving Howe was that Bell and Kristol had lived in Paris and London and so had witnessed totalitarianism up close. It was one thing to write an admiring biography of Trotsky or inveigh against the paranoid dragnet of McCarthyism from the tenured groves of CUNY; it was quite another to encounter actual Trots trying to infiltrate the British Labour Party or to parler with an intellectual establishment dominated by unrepentant Stalinists.