Finished with the Mitford sisters, but remaining in the same time period. “The Fall of France in 1940 is one of the pivotal moments of the twentieth century. If the German invasion of France had failed, it is arguable that the war might have ended … [Continue reading] about Book Watch On My Night Table
How did one of the world’s poorest countries—China—become, in thirty years, one of the world’s richest? The answer is surprisingly simple and surprisingly powerful. China scholar Helen Raleigh breaks it down … [Continue reading] about Did Capitalism Save Communist China?
Still working my way through the mishigas (Yiddish: insanity, craziness) of the Mitford clan. Specifically, the six Mitford girls who were, each in her own way, ferociously intelligent, ideological fanatics covering the spectrum of the 20th … [Continue reading] about Book Watch On My Night Table
Gabriel Nadales was an angry, bitter and unhappy young man — the perfect recruit for Antifa, the violent left-wing group which claims to fight against fascism. How did they find him? And how did he find his way out? … [Continue reading] about I Used To Be Antifa