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Review: The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

It’s been more than five years since the publication of Julian Barnes‘s highly acclaimed last novel, The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011… 539 more words


Vavilov-Lysenko-Stalin, October 26, 2008

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This is for an article (Spanish) by Dr. Ciapuscio who recalls the tragic story of Nikolai Vavilov, the great Soviet scientist prosecuted by Stalin’s favorite, Trofim Lysenko. 141 more words


Has Kadyrov crossed the line?

By Pierre-Olivier Bussieres

Ramzam Kadyrov has ruled as a ruthless dictator in the erstwhile separatist republic of Chechnya since 2002. Putin’s henchman has enjoyed unparalleled independence as the regional leader and seemingly got away with some of the most violent acts of repression in post-Soviet Russia. 1,680 more words


Uncle Joe's Big Week

“It was not a question of what we would let the Russians do, but what we could get the Russians to do.”   Future Secretary of State James Byrnes commented on the Yalta conference which began on February 4, 1945. 174 more words


The Concerns of Power in Metropolis and 1984

Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film ‘Metropolis’ and George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984”, reflect the social and political consequences of an abuse of power. The film comments on the economic circumstance of Germany following WW1, during a period of rapid economic and technological expansion, and foreshadows a socially repressive context that parallels with ‘1984’. 1,094 more words

Classic Film

The Poo of Chairman Mao

In the third part of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver visits the scientific academy at Lagado, where, amongst various outlandish studies and experiments, he comes across this: 369 more words