Communism

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Brexiter cold warriors’ cherry-picked view of history | Letters
Letters: Alan Knight, Chris Hardman and Milan Svanderlik respond to plans for a ‘museum of communist terror’

Letters

02, Mar, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Brexiters buy KGB artefacts for ‘museum of communist terror’
Portrait of Lenin and spy tools among items snapped up at auction by group planning UK exhibition

Ben Quinn

28, Feb, 2021 @12:16 PM

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Patricia Pillay obituary
Other lives: Secretary and teacher who campaigned against apartheid after leaving South Africa for the UK

Anand Pillay

16, Feb, 2021 @6:28 PM

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'Love’s labours should be lost': Maria Stepanova, Russia's next great writer
The Muscovite’s work is arriving in English this year in three books of remarkable memoir, poems and essays that, she explains, reach for ‘the truth of the past’

Matthew Janney

11, Feb, 2021 @12:25 PM

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The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act
The ebullient founder of Alibaba embarrassed China’s leaders and went missing. Now he’s back, but seems far less outspoken

Rob Davies and Helen Davidson in Taipei

23, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Orwell's Animal Farm game review – a clever adaptation, but where's the spirit of rebellion?
The novella’s dated metaphors are ousted in the best moments of this interactive homage, but its alternative endings pull their punches

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

06, Jan, 2021 @11:38 AM

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Davie Laing obituary
Other Lives: College lecturer devoted to promoting the discussion of political ideas

Sean Feeny

02, Dec, 2020 @5:04 PM

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How we made The Lives of Others
The film about the Stasi spying on East German lovers was seen as too dark, with one funder even wanting it remade as a comedy. But it went on to win an Oscar

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

23, Nov, 2020 @3:44 PM

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How Soviet spies targeted George Orwell during Spanish civil war
Newly unearthed files from Soviet archives document surveillance of the author and his wife who were fighting in civil war

Harriet Sherwood

11, Oct, 2020 @8:30 AM

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La Pasionaria and the International Brigades | Letter
Letter: Charlie Nurse from the University of Cambridge’s Centre of Latin American Studies sets the historical record straight on Dolores Ibárruri and artists’ support for the Spanish Republic

Letters

09, Oct, 2020 @4:02 PM

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Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre review – housewife, mother and communist spy
The captivating story of the secret agent who travelled the world with kids in tow, fooled MI5 and passed atomic secrets to the USSR

Lara Feigel

30, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Why is the nationalist right hallucinating a ‘communist enemy’? | Richard Seymour
Reactionary leaders are invoking communism as a way of attacking the left, says author and activist Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour

26, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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