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Review of “The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War”

Ian David Stewart (The University of British Columbia) reviews Peter Polack’s The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War… 570 more words

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FV 214 Conqueror

The FV 214 Conqueror was one of the last of the super heavy tanks developed before the tank regiments of the British army became more rationalised and eventually streamlined in to single types – Centurion, Chieftain, Challenger. 428 more words


Che Guevara defended animal space flight

This article is republished from an eBook series that has been made freely available.

By Jon Hochschartner

In late 1957, in the midst of the Cuban revolution, the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara defended the Soviet Union’s plan to launch a homeless dog found on the streets of Moscow into space, on a flight in which there was no possibility of survival. 570 more words

The Cold War : Back Again?

People of my generation may have not lived through the two World Wars (how it can be referred to as the two Great Wars is somehow beyond my comprehension) but we definitely know and learned of it, either from our school books or from our parents and/or our relatives, who by now, would have most likely departed for the afterlife. 1,375 more words


Seeking Scandi-Soviet Estonia

Anybody, no? Nobody wants to see Soviet relics interacting with Scandinavian modernity with me? While others were on the Amalfi coast getting leathery and accustomed to feeling their toes for the first time since the beginning of winter, I decided to delay that much needed thaw and went on a solo trip to Estonia back in May. 1,166 more words



I’m struggling right now to remember whether or not I’ve ever gone to see a Polish film that did not fit into the pas de joie category. 1,239 more words


The Details on American Horror Story Freak Show

The fourth installment of the FX show American Horror Story is quickly approaching. The fourth season is entitled Freak Show and will premier on October 8, 2014. 432 more words

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