The World This Week: Fidel Castro Divides Opinion

November 27, 2016

Fidel Castro was a complicated leader who leaves behind a tortured legacy that involves both fighting apartheid and then killing his loyal general who led that fight. Fidel Castro, the tall charismatic leader of Cuba, is dead. True to form, Donald Trump has called Fidel, as Castro has come to be...

On Czech Samizdat and Tamizdat: Banned Books of 1970s and 1980s

August 07, 2014

What the samizdat books contained was less important than the very fact of their existence which in itself. History of independent, underground, “samizdat” publishing in Czechoslovakia has become relatively well known to this day. And equally well-known has become the “tamizdat” book...

Femen: You’re Doing It Wrong

June 27, 2013

Femen cannot present itself as a feminist, subversive, revolutionary movement. In a Marxist interpretation of feminism, the way we understand it, feminism is a revolutionary current that not only aims for the liberation of women from patriarchy, but also the liberation of all oppressed...