Communism

social media

I’d rather live under communism than the tyranny of social media

November 14, 2019 12:28 pm

My advice to my fellow octogenarians? Lay off the cocaine

berlin wall

Have we learned anything from the fall of the Berlin Wall?

November 9, 2019 7:45 am

The GDR was a million miles away from the ‘workers’ democracy’ that was originally promised

orwell nineteen eighty-four

How does today’s world compare with Orwell’s nightmare vision?

June 20, 2019 1:28 pm

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four by Dorian Lynskey reviewed

cuba the new republic

The New Republic’s useful idiot tour

June 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Why not take a trip to Raúl Castro’s Cuba?

Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950–2017

Ian Kershaw recounts Europe’s recovery from WWII – have the good times run their course?

September 27, 2018 6:59 am

Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950–2017 by Ian Kershaw reviewed

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

August 2, 2018 9:30 am

The most sorry person this week? American poet Anders Carlson-Wee.

Enduring life under Chairman Mao

May 3, 2018 7:26 pm

Rao Pingru is 94, and a born storyteller. His gripping graphic narrative weaves in and out of the violent, disruptive…