Executed Today

I got an email this morning about a new blog called Executed Today.  The blog, according to its introductory entry, seeks to provide “an unrepresentative but arresting view of the human condition across time and circumstance from the parlous vantage of the scaffold.”  It’s no surprise that Russia will figure prominently an the the site’s […]

Historical Transfiguration

Sometimes you have to feel sorry for the Russian liberal opposition.  Not only do they seem to be out of touch with the sentiments of the population, or seem to offer any alternative to Putinism, they also appear prone to something I call historical transfiguration. Take for example, what “parallels” Grigory Yavlinsky of Yabloko, Leonid […]