Listen to “Behind the Wall,” Amy Davidson’s Comment about the Berlin Wall, twenty-five years later. You can subscribe to the Comment podcast for free on iTunes or via RSS. Listen to the latest episodes
More than 100 newly declassified documents in the US have revealed how the CIA printed Russian-language copies of Boris Pasternak's classic novel Doctor Zhivago during the cold war in an attempt to sow
A Russian woman who visited East Germany in 1986 on a Soviet school trip described to me recently how their East German official hosts explained the Berlin wall as a necessary defence against the hordes
From Karl Marx to Richard Dawkins in 60 seconds. Last year, Open University brought us 60-Second Adventures in Thought — a fascinating and wonderfully animated series exploring six famous philosophy thought
At last her letters, including many to Ted Hughes, appear in complete form. But in the years from 1940 to 1956 she had yet to come into her own as a writer The posthumous editing of a famous writer is
Cold War Noir: 10 Novels That Defined an Anxious Era - From Greene to le Carré to Putin v. Trump, Cold War Stories Are Still
lithub.com - John LawtonJohn Lawton is the author of Friends and Traitors out this month from Atlantic Monthly Press. He has written seven previous Inspector Troy thrillers, two novels starring Joe Wilderness, one standalone novel, and a volume of history. His Inspector Troy novels have been named Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times Book Review. He lives in England.
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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." Sixty years after the publication of Orwell's masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, that crystal first line sounds as natural and
“We’re going through!” The Commander’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. “We can’t make sir.
This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about nuclear weapons, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Released on January 29, 1964,
The concerns of Orwell's 1946 essay remain notably relevant to the changes in written language wrought by the digital age Some while ago, with reference to Orwell's essay on "Politics and the English I
They’re being digitized so they’re not lost forever Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted over 200 nuclear tests up high in the atmosphere to learn about the power of nuclear weapons. The