Tag Archives: Democracy
Axworthy has written a scholarly history of twentieth-century Iran, doing justice to a country with a complex history. So much detail is on offer that I occasionally had to digest certain sections and chapters multiple times. For anyone interested in political … Continue reading
From the early 1990s, de Valera’s reputation began to take such a relentless battering that it seemed as if a complete downgrading of his status in Irish history had taken place. This process began with Tim Pat Coogan’s 1993 biography … Continue reading
When I first read “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, Orwell’s dark vision where the “rotting nineteenth-century houses, their sides shored up with baulks of timber, their windows patched with cardboard and their roofs with corrugated iron, their crazy garden walls sagging in all directions” terrified me. Orwell’s … Continue reading
Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is still relevant. Living in a free and democratic country makes it all too facile to ignore the fact that millions of people and vast parts of our planet continue to be ruled with tyranny and repression. Contemplate the … Continue reading
Kasparov, Garry: “Winter Is coming: Why Vladimir Putin And The Enemies Of The Free World Must Be Stopped”.
Kasparov enunciated his vision of how the world could be in “Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin And The Enemies Of The Free World Must Be Stopped”. The timing of the book’s release was important to the former chess champion … Continue reading