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When brilliant Soviet cyberneticist Viktor Glushkov designed a blueprint for a computerised planning system, the Soviet Union looked on track to become web pioneers. In the end, however, there was to be no digital network.
When laws change, people who were once convicted as criminals are (sometimes) pardoned. We often find that just and necessary, like in the case of those convicted of homosexual acts when this was still a crime (which isn’t all that long ago), or those sentenced by previous dictatorial regimes. 100 more words
A short documentary film compiling the essential thoughts of anarchist-communism, in words of the Russian anarchist writer and revolutionary Piotr Kropotkin. It opens with a vague feeling that all forms of social arrangement must be questioned without any broad vision for what could replace it. 95 more words
To this day, this quote, believed to have been said by Vladimir Lenin, is frequently used amongst socialist circles. It has also been attributed to Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin, amongst others. 336 more words