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The “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government (Yevtushenko is pictured here with Katrina vanden Heuvel) The “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government).

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A little-known section of the U.S. tax code “created a legal process by which publicly held companies can lower their tax bills by boosting CEO pay,” reports George Zornick at The Nation. (Pictured: John Stumpf, Wells Fargo chairman and CEO.)

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