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Review: The Long Engagement – Memoirs of a Cold War Legend by John Peet

On the Sunday morning of 12th June 1950, the Head of Reuters News Agency in West Berlin left a note for his employers in his office, jumped into his car, and drove through the Brandenburg Gate to begin a new life in Communist East Germany. Although this did not cause quite the sensation created by … Continue reading

The English Rebel

Reviewed by David Kerr We hear a lot of talk about the French Revolution of 1789 and the American Revolution and war of independence. Nearer to home, our Irish neighbours celebrated the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016 and look back at a long history of unsuccessful and often bloody rebellions against the Crown. … Continue reading

Review: Black Nemesis: A Critical Life of Thomas Sankara

Review: Black Nemesis: A Critical Life of Thomas Sankara Troy Southgate. Black Front Press 2020. Available from blackfrontpress@yahoo.co.uk In August 1983, a revolutionary insurrection-cum-military coup brought Thomas Sankara into power in the former French West African colony of Upper Volta. In this short, well-researched book, Troy Southgate shines a light on how this charismatic Black … Continue reading

Review: Workers November/December 2018

Workers is the bi-monthly journal of the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) or CPBML. Don’t let that put you off though! Workers is a well researched and well written 24 page magazine crammed with interesting ideas. This issue has a strong focus on Brexit (the CPBML are pro-Leave) but there are also articles on union … Continue reading

Book review: “Eagle of Saladin: The Life of Gamal Abdel Nasser”

For most British readers Colonel Nasser will be forever associated with the “Suez Crisis” of 1956. This biography of the Egyptian nationalist leader by Troy Southgate seeks to give a fuller picture of a man who led Egypt from 1956 until his untimely death in 1970. Helpfully, the early part of the book gives a … Continue reading

Review: Putin Vs Putin

Reviewed by Joe Ward The author, Alexander Dugin, is a prominent figure in the “Eurasian” movement in the Russian Federation. His fundamental belief is that the interests of Russian foreign policy lie in building a power-base in Asia, utilising the vast resources of Russian lands east of the Urals. His world view is that Russia … Continue reading

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