Academic Questions

Marxism

On Ethnic Cleansing and Revisionist Russian History

John K. Chang

Jon K. Chang reminds us that important parts of the American academy remained highly sympathetic toward the Soviet Union, long after Stalin's deadly reign became widely known. So intent were the leading scholars of Soviet studies on painting a benign picture of the Soviets, many took pains to sugarcoat Stalin's brutal removal of Soviet ethnic minorities.

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Mark G. Brennan

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

Ecologism: The Campus Cult of Victimhood

Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz examines how privileged students use the "global warming apocalypse," radical environmentalism, and victimhood to cash in on academia's upside-down market in prestige.