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Political correctness is becoming one of the most unpopular things on the planet. A cursory look at public debates and internet pages reveals political correctness high on the list of public menaces, somewhere between terrorism and George Soros. An article of the Czech conservative historian Aleš Valenta in the Aspen Review Central Europe is an...
Just one day after the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the man-made famine of 1932-1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians during the Stalin regime, the Russian Federation, the continuing legal personality and successor state of the Soviet Union, stroke again. This time it came in the shape of a naval battle, or more accurately, a unilateral attack since there was no return of fire. On 25 November,...
I recently took part in a study visit to Lebanon. During the three days that I and the rest of our delegation spent in the country, we spoke with local politicians, academics, and civil society representatives to learn about current political developments in Lebanon and in the Middle East. Some of the most often mentioned concerns included the on-going civil war in Syria, the unprecedented number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon...

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