Peter Savodnik

End of the Line: In Moscow in 1960, three years before he would assassinate JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald tried to kill himself, after which the KGB sent him to Minsk.

Lee Harvey Oswald and the Jews

Before he killed John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the Soviet Union where the people he met were mostly Jews, even if their Jewishness had been warped by the dictatorship.

SHARANSKY: In his new book, the former Soviet dissident-turned-Israeli politician argues that cultural-religious-ethnic identity can work in conjunction with, and not in opposition to, democracy.

Revivifying Identity

Everyone knows something terrible is happening. This much seems self-evident. There were the attacks of September 11, 2001, followed by the incomplete overthrow of the Taliban, followed by the invasion of Iraq, set against the backdrop of an adolescent European anti-Americanism, set against the backdrop of a sprawling, violent jihadist movement committed to — sworn to — the destruction of Western civilization.