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János Kornai obituary
Hungarian-born Harvard professor who pinpointed the flaws of communist bloc command economies in the 70s and 80s

Klaus Nielsen

29, Nov, 2021 @8:16 PM

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Cuba braces for unrest as playwright turned activist rallies protesters
The Communist party has banned the planned string of pro-democracy marches, saying they are an overthrow attempt

Ed Augustin in Havana

12, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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The week in audio: Book of the Week; Start the Week; Promenade and more
Ai Weiwei on life and punishment in China; the true meaning of freedom; memories triggered by small moments; and podcasts for Succession addicts

Miranda Sawyer

06, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Free by Lea Ypi review – a memoir of life amid the collapse of communism
The Albanian academic describes coming of age at a turning point in history, and the family secrets exposed in its aftermath

Stuart Jeffries

28, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Free by Lea Ypi review – a riveting portrait of growing up in communist Albania
A tale of family secrets and political awakening amid a crumbling regime, the LSE professor’s memoir is one of the nonfiction titles of the year

Luke Harding

25, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Revealed: how UK spies incited mass murder of Indonesia’s communists
Newly declassified papers show shocking role played by Britain in slaughter

Paul Lashmar, Nicholas Gilby and James Oliver

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Czech PM’s party loses election to liberal-conservative coalition
Andrej Babiš’s populist ANO party narrowly behind Together three-party grouping in parliamentary poll

Robert Tait

09, Oct, 2021 @10:14 PM

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Spies, lies and doublethink: Lea Ypi on growing up in Europe’s last communist state
She believed her parents loved Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. But once Albania’s communist system collapsed, Lea Ypi began to realise nothing was as it seemed …

Aida Edemariam

09, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Why Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is having a moment
The Canadian musician Grimes tweeted an image of herself with the 1848 document last week – just after her reported split from the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. She isn’t the only one reading it right now

04, Oct, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Russians head to the polls amid anger over economy and Covid
Ruling United Russia party polling at near-historic lows but likely to find a way to keep control of State Duma

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Mikis Theodorakis obituary
Classical composer famed for his film scores to Zorba the Greek and Serpico, and for his firebrand politics

Gail Holst-Warhaft

02, Sep, 2021 @5:05 PM

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China’s super-rich: the billionaires in Communist party’s sights
Country has more ultra-wealthy people than any other – and president’s patience with them has run out

Jasper Jolly

01, Sep, 2021 @6:05 PM

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