“Nutcracker” As Political Allegory

A rehearsal of Vladimir Issaev’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” ballet, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Brynn Anderson).

Richard Gowan Monday, Dec. 27, 2021

    Editor’s note: Guest columnist Richard Gowan is filling in for Stewart Patrick.

    The holiday season should be a good time to forget about work and take comfort in classic Christmas stories. Foreign policy analysts, with half an eye on events in Ukraine and Afghanistan, may struggle to relax this year. It’s hard to avoid noting echoes of world events. …

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