How Ukraine’s Greatest Novelist Is Fighting for His Country

Andrey Kurkov has spent his life writing about realities so absurd they defy satire. It was perfect preparation for this moment.

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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