Julia Baird | NYT Syndicate IN Dante's view, the unfortunate souls who dwell in purgatory may suffer excruciating pain, but the promise of their final destination is clear: paradise. Those who languish on the remote, tiny islands Manus and Nauru ... Qatar Tribune, 2 hours ago
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As the election draws close, a new report from a communist defector to the United States and a new book from two staunch conservatives have put the stakes in very dramatic terms. Former Romanian intelligence chief Ion Mihai Pacepa warns of a looming ...Accuracy in Media, 24 minutes ago
Russia hasn't played as big a role in a US presidential election since the end of the Cold War. The list of Russia-related subplots is a long one. Russian intelligence has been accused of being behind the hacking of email accounts for both ...GlobalPost, 9 hours ago
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In the Soviet Union of the mid-1930s, an internal dispute within a public institution, or even a neighbourly disagreement in a remote rural village, could result in persons being accused of anti-Soviet activities. The official agency for political ...MAA Online, 10 hours ago
ONE NIGHT WE were walking home from the cinema and stumbled on a man lying in a pool of blood. There was a bullet-hole in the back of his trench coat and a cop standing over him. That was the first time I’d ever seen someone who’d been murdered. Pretty ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
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