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Do you know what’s the most powerful weapon a dictatorship can use against the people it wants to rule? It’s fear. People have written poems about it, and Natan Sharansky wrote his excellent book “The Case for Democracy”, about which … Continue reading
Adlai Stevenson once said, “The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.” Had the French authorities done that, the future generations would have been spared from at least a novel, a musical and a musical … Continue reading
It’s no secret that I’m a history freak. And I absolutely adore Berlin because of its unbelievably diverse and difficult history. Almost every spot in this city smells of the old times; every time I go there I find something … Continue reading
Had events in Santa Clara in December 1958 turned out otherwise, Cuba’s recent history might have been completely different. It was in Santa Clara where the world’s most infamous terrorist Ernesto “Che” Guevara sealed Cuba’s fate for coming decades, prompting … Continue reading
Back in the 1940ies, Graham Greene wrote the first version of his story that later became known as “Our Man in Havana”. Interestingly though, the first version of the story was set in 1938, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, … Continue reading
The world today wouldn’t be the same without Ronald Reagan.