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Stalin’s ‘Anti-Semitism’

The accusation that Stalin was an anti-Semite is a strange one. Neither Stalin’s written texts nor his actions indicate anti-Semitism. Indeed, they indicate precisely the opposite, as I will show in a moment. 2,177 more words


Wicked Wednesday: Myth Busting Part 1

There are so many myths and rules that fly around about writing and the writing process that we decided to tackle some of them head on. 668 more words

Wicked Wednesday

George Orwell

Anti-Communist Propagandist, Champion of Trotskyism and State Informer
“What attracted the bourgeoisie to this third-rate writer was not his pretended support for the ideals of the October Revolution, but his real driving hated for the ideals of communism” 5,964 more words

Socialism and Bureaucracy

In the following article, A. Clark examines the problem of bureaucracy from the point of view of a society going through a process of socialist transformation. 2,165 more words


Color Me Unimpressed: Rejoinder to Jason Unruhe

“All we can do is to laugh as we gaze at this spectacle, for one cannot help laughing when one sees a man fighting his own imagination, smashing his own inventions, while at the same time heatedly asserting that he is smashing his opponent.” 1,640 more words


Buying The Berlin Wall

This is a scheduled post as I am currently away, see Me & My Backpack or Planning Vietnam for the details. 

Visit Berlin. Just visit it. 900 more words

Travel Blog

Literary Myth-busting: Green-eyed People See Better in the Dark

Recently, I was reading an older novel from the 1960s in which the heroine stated matter-of-factly that green-eyed people can see better in the dark. This is the only time I can recall coming across this claim in a novel. 72 more words

Literary Myth-busting