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Soviet Union

Anti-Wealth Politics

S Prasannarajan

The admonishers of ‘pro-industrialist’ Modi are borrowing from the hoary history of socialist India

The Redundancy of Che Guevara

The revolutionary has lost everything but the T-shirt

The Temptations and Tantalisations of Politics

Politics today, as a genre in creativity, is as good as the original works in other realms of the human mind, be it fiction or philosophy

The Fall of the Soviet Union: Monologues from Below

A Nobel Laureate chronicles the fall of the Soviet Union

Sitaram Yechury and the last ghost story

Make CPM a social democratic party or dump it for the sake of political hygiene

1989: Between History and Memory

The threat today is no longer from the comic strip communism of Pyongyang. It is the ex-communist as an aggrieved nationalist, or the pinstriped communist as a Confucian capitalist, who challenges the world

The Truth is Out There

Anne Applebaum believes there are many more Gulags that need to be written, and also that her book may not end such tragedies.

The Next Gorbachev?

There’s something tragic about Buddhadeb having to preside over the decline of the Left in West Bengal

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