Vladimir Lenin's life, his short tenure in power, and the subsequent path taken by the Soviet Union will always be a rich if sombre source of speculation in the history of possibility. Sebestyen's humane biography brings additional clarity to the matter.
While America was riveted by the "Red Scare" on the one hand, it failed to see what the other hand, the Nazi threat, was doing.
12 Feb 2018
Rather than promoting a spokesman for our times, Jonathan Sperber argues that Marx's ideas have run their course.
28 Feb 2013
One of the more interesting moments of the last century gets a fresh look and offers new perspectives on what was and what might come to pass.
02 Oct 2012
It's not that historical revisionism exists in Russia, but that the revisionism––and sometimes the downright denial of the historical record––swings to extremes.
09 Feb 2012
Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.
10 Jul 2011
Modern day 'political' celebrities can't hold a candle to Paul Robeson, who always flaunted his politics even when it was perhaps most dangerous to do so.
09 Nov 2010
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