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The More Things Change….

I ran into an interesting book of illustrations from 1942 by an artist named Constantin Ajalov, entitled Conversation Pieces. I did an art piece centered …

Maoism in America?

For years we’ve been steered toward the old Soviet Union as the model of Marxism to both admire and hate in America. In the process very little …

The Christian MAGA Prayer

I developed a habit of crossing myself when I first went to USSR in 1991. I’m not Catholic or Orthodox, but to spend two months …

The Rifle as Phallic Symbol

The Rifle as Phallic Symbol You may be too young to remember, but in the 60s certain cars were considered phallic symbols, for men short …