Stalin

The best way to defeat totalitarianism? Treat it as a joke

January 17, 2019 11:09 am

Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter by Edythe Haber reviewed

The spying game: when has espionage changed the course of history?

June 28, 2018 4:33 pm

Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.

From Stalin’s poetry to Saddam’s romances: the terrible prose of tyrants

April 26, 2018 7:42 pm

‘Reading makes the world better. It is how humans merge. How minds connect… Reading is love in action.’ Those are…