Tag: Communism

In an essay on German culture in the years immediately following World War II, historian Anson Rabinbach bemoaned the Federal Republic’s post-fascist politics. (More…)

Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant. (More…)

The short twentieth century, running from 1914 to 1989 is generally divided into two halves. The first, ending 1945, is the era of mass slaughter. (More…)

The year 2020 has been filled with wild plot twists, from the Coronavirus pandemic to a national uprising against white supremacy in the United States. (More…)

When the government finally announced restaurants could serve takeout, it was like a rainbow appeared over Berlin. As long as we picked up dinner by six, we were safe. (More…)

The orchestration of Chinese politics by the Communist Party continues. But this year, the National People’s Party Congress was different. (More…)

A whirring mechanical device that hasn’t settled into a rhythm; a keening tone that wobbles slightly over the top; a thump that falls precisely where a beat wouldn’t: Alles in Allem, the new album by Einstürzende Neubauten, opens with a reminder of their origins as musicians who call the very idea of music into question. (More…)

Everyone loves a good villain, especially one whose presence validates overlooking our own failings. (More…)

As Hungary gets to grips with fighting the coronavirus pandemic, strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is in the spotlight of another international scandal. (More…)