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    Bloody Ivan

    When historians draw up their lists of ruthless autocrats, Ivan the Terrible is usually near the top. When political scientists assert that totalitarianism is not a new phenomenon, they back up their claim with a reference to Ivan the Terrible,...

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    Annus Mirabilis

    In his State of the Union address of January 6, 1945, Franklin Roosevelt looked to the future with confidence: "The new year of 1945 can be the greatest year of achievement in human history," he declared.

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