Tag Archives: Second World War

Stalin’s Failures

In his final writings, Lenin emphasised the importance of ‘wholesale literacy, culture, and participation’. He spoke of mass education as a basis for popular ‘self-administration’. He also thought that Russia needed a period of transition between capitalism and socialism – … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Exodus (The Civil War)

I have just finished reading ‘Éxodo’, the testimonial of a woman who escaped Spain as Franco’s forces were approaching victory in the Spanish Civil War. A painful and emotional story of horrors, fear, exploitation, and poverty, it also shows the … Continue reading

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