Chronicles Magazine Russia

Place of Asylum

The theater is dead, the novel dying, poetry extinct; biography is the province of graveyard ghouls, and history a battleground on which disheveled armies of academic theorists contend with hucksters and prostitutes for the fate of an entire...

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    Thoughts On Mikhail Bulgakov

    I always think of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov with tenderness, as if he were my relative, and a very close and dear one at that. Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov was not my relative. I was not even fortunate to know him personally—he died a few...

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    Cottage Diplomacy

    The premise of Citizen Diplomats by Gale Warner and Michael Shuman, with a foreword by Carl Sagan, is simple: America's elected politicians and professional diplomats have been so inadequate in managing relations with the Soviet Union and coping...

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