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A.E. Smith

A.E. Smith is a writer and intelligence official in Ottawa, Canada. He writes about Jewish and Russian culture, music, counterterrorism, crime, and national security.

Black Money

Black Money

A.E. Smith

Terrorism is not cheap. Find a way of taking terrorists’ money, the logic would seem to dictate, and you may have a way of shutting them down. 

Patriotism and Its Discontents

Patriotism and Its Discontents

A.E. Smith

While many Jews embraced the Russian revolutionary cause from the very beginning—four of the seven members of the first Bolshevik Politburo were Jews—the revolution did not embrace them for long.