Tag: Soviet Union
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The Bolsheviks knew the power of words, from Vladimir Lenin’s famously fiery speeches to popular slogans like ‘Peace, land, bread!’ and ‘All power to the Soviets!’ (To be fair, they sound catchier in Russian.) To mark the passing of a century since the October Revolution, when the Bolsheviks seized power on 7 November 1917 (25 […]more
Have you ever found yourself mid-argument and unable to come up with a reasoned response, resorting instead to shouting petulantly: ‘Well, what about the time you [insert chosen offence here]?!’ If you have, then I’m afraid you’re guilty of whataboutery – or whataboutism, whichever you prefer. The two words mean the same thing: the practice […]more
On 19 October 1945 George Orwell used the term cold war in his essay ‘You and the Atom Bomb’, speculating on the repercussions of the atomic age which had begun two months before when the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. In this article, Orwell considered the social and political implications of ‘a […]more