They are the images Soviet-era Russia that Americans were never meant to see. And for decades they lay hidden in an American home. The color footage of everyday life was captured by Martin Manhoff — an attaché at the US embassy in Moscow during 1950s, a time when Soviet authorities were carefully guarding the country’s image. Manhoff shelved his films when he returned to the U.S., and the footage remained at his house until it was recently discovered by historian Douglas Smith.
On the evidence front, there’s a growing body of research demonstrating that many of our sentencing practices are terribly ineffective at reducing criminality. Harsher sentencing provides little to no incremental deterrence, while incurring a great deal of cost. In fact, one year of imprisonment in California now costs $75,560, more than tuition at Harvard.