Tag Archives: Brazil

“… a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever”

(Note: I am here republishing an article I posted in September, 2008. I feel it timely with respect to the present). … Thus ends The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, one of the three books I present today. The … Continue reading

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Russia is not the Soviet Union—what are ‘we’ afraid of?

Over a quarter of a century has passed since the Soviet Union dissolved into its constituent republics, and since its satellite countries in Eastern Europe have declared their independence from Soviet hegemony. Yet many in Europe and the USA are … Continue reading

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