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Terror in Paris V - Surveillance

Murders like those in Paris committed in the name of organisations prompt calls for surveillance of the members of such organisations.  Below is an extract from… 1,614 more words

French Revolution

Your invitation to dine with the Tsars

In Amsterdam? Why not accept the Tsars’ invitation to dine with them? The Hermitage Amsterdam has a temporary exhibition “Dining with the Tsars” and you’re most welcome to be their guest! 547 more words

Culture

Forty helpful tips for anti-communists: A re-blog

I found this on the wonderfully-named ‘Stalin’s Moustache.’

1. Constantly insist that Marxism is discredited, outdated, and totally dead and buried. Then proceed to build a lucrative career on beating that supposedly ‘dead’ horse for the rest of your working life. 1,456 more words

Politics

"Priestess of Fire" (true story)

In 1944 I lived in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan was one of the republics of the Soviet Union.

All population of the country was told since 1917 (when the USSR was born) that religion was an opium for people. 248 more words

Writing

Soviet Counterfactuals

Counterfactual history (asking, and attempting to answer, “what if?” questions about the past) does not enjoy academic respectability, 271 more words

History