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On Stalin – W.E.B. DuBois

Carl Van Vechten, Richard Benson, W.E.B. DuBois, from the portfolio ‘O, Write My Name’: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes, 1936, printed 1983, photogravure Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions …

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In Defense of the Hollywood Ten: “Causalities of Cold War”

by Julian Wrobel John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo, Edward Dmytryk, Herbert Biberman, Alvah Bessie, Ring Larnder Jr., Albert Maltz, Lester Cole, and Samuel Ornitz. These ten individuals known as the “Hollywood Ten” are significant insofar as they were the first victims of a systematic Hollywood blacklist: a byproduct of McCarthyism, or a desperate …

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A Note on the Decline of Europe

LEV GUMILEV For the Red Army newspaper, Summer 1945. So, the glory of the world: Not me, but many of my comrades, German culture struck me with its grandiosity. In fact, the paved roads of the Berliner ring, excellent houses with comfortable apartments, an abundance of all means of mechanization, from tractors to pencil sharpening …

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