Requiem for a truth-teller
Historian Eugene Genovese was a teller of truth, even when the truth to be told was ugly, embarrassing, humiliating.
Have we reached a tipping point on abortion?
Two events last week suggest that its ideological appeal is tottering and about to fall.
The birth of the Berlin Wall
It appeared literally overnight, and kept East Germans imprisoned for more than a quarter of a century.
Gorbachev at eighty
On Wednesday, the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrates his 80th birthday. A leading British scholar salutes a man who changed Russia and the world for the better.
An unusual blend of fiction and history about the USSR in the 1950s and 1960s offers fascinating insights.
Mass murder memories
Can we mourn both Soviet and Nazi victims, together?
Capitalism is the most ethical form of economics
The fact that capitalism vanquished an even worse rival should not blind us to its manifold defects.
Lest we forget: 17 April 1975
On this day 35 years ago, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh.
A continent where Communism lingers on
The fall of the Berlin Wall restored common sense to Europe, but what about Latin America?
The other 1989s
While the break-up of the Soviet empire brought freedom to Eastern Europe, elsewhere the consequences were often destructive and deadly.
The Roaring Year
A MercatorNet exclusive: the first head of state of Lithuania after the break-up of the Soviet Union recalls the heady days of 1989.
Fatigue on the road to freedom
Twenty years after the demolition of the Berlin Wall, where has all the euphoria gone?
We depend on you!
If everyone who visited MercatorNet this year donated just $10, we could make our annual budget. Please think about it.