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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From an account told to Witold Szabłowski by Abu Ali, a former cook for Saddam Hussein. The story is included in Szabłowski’s book How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein,…
From descriptions of audience applause recorded in official transcriptions of speeches by Nicolae Ceausescu. They were included in a blog post published last year by Yuan Ling, a journalist. The…
From a letter to President Roosevelt written by Fidel Castro in 1940. It is among a collection of letters to U.S. presidents that will be displayed in November at the…
In Cuba, death waits (patiently) for the dictator
Saying good-bye to Pinochet