Tag Archives: Stalin

We Will Bury You (2)

We Will Bury You (2)  Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (2017), reviewed by Frank Ellis [i] A destruction process is a series of administrative measures that must be aimed at a definite group.[ii] Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of … Continue reading

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The Doctors’ Plot

The Doctors’ Plot Editorial Note: A commentary on “The Death of Stalin”, by DAVID ASHTON Screen and stage “entertainment”, such as “The Crown” or “Darkest Hour”, use either fictional reconstruction to highlight truthful themes from history, or falsify the facts … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin A film directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the comic book Death of Stalin, by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, reviewed by ROBERT HENDERSON Main Cast  Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov – Deputy General Secretary Steve Buscemi … Continue reading

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Catalonia, on the Brink

Catalonia, on the Brink Gerry Dorrian considers the roots of the current crisis Political geography tends to fracture across historical fault lines. In 2015, the University of Oxford’s DNA map of Britain revealed the continuing existence of the millennium-old Landsker … Continue reading

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Burnt by the Sun

Burnt by the Sun Bill Hartley is on planet propaganda Russian cinema brings to mind heroic Soviet era films such as Battleship Potemkin, imbued with socialist realism and designed to get the official seal of approval and inspire the masses. Such … Continue reading

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Selective Amnesia

  Selective Amnesia FRANK ELLIS reviews the latest biography of Hitler Volker Ullrich, Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 (Adolf Hitler – Biographie. Band 1: Die Jahre des Aufstiegs 1889-1939, S. Fischer Verlag, 2013), translated by Jefferson Chase, The Bodley Head, London, 2016, … Continue reading

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Titanomachia

Titanomachia Frank Ellis reviews an updated account of an epic struggle David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House, When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler, Revised and Expanded edition, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2015, Appendices, Index, … Continue reading

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