The news from Norway has defied words. Senseless, mindless, pointless; it is cruel, irrational evil. And supposedly in the name of Christ. Sickening. I always
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Tales from Spandau didn’t quite match the expectations I had of it from various reviews. I felt that what it set out to do could
I’ve just found this in my drafts box having obviously never posted it. So better late than never… It wasn’t particularly by design, but over
A blind Bulgarian chemist sits alone in his flat, sweltering in the Sofia summer heat. As he approaches his 100th birthday, his still sighted mind’s
As part of my ongoing trawl into the literature and culture of the Cold War, I came across this classic description from John Le Carré (nom
The Berlin Wall has been gone for over 20 years. But its shadows haven’t. People here talk of the Mauer im Kopf or the Wall
Came across this fascinating morsel in a short New Yorker article by David Remnick from the run up to the recent Mikhail Khordorkovsky trial in Moscow.
I can’t now remember why I was there, but back in early 1989 I had a couple of hours to kill in Oxford (it was
Michael Dobbs‘ account of the Cuban Missile Crisis (he’s not to be confused with the British Michael Dobbs of Francis Urquhart/House of Cards fame) must