Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
It’s as if John Reed, author of the classic piece of revolutionary journalism, Ten Days That Shook the World, woke from a decades-long sleep to tell the story of 1917 once again. Although there is less personal detail, the sweep of Miéville’s story is equal to Reed’s in its breadth while matching it in passion. It is Reed’s contention that the masses of workers, peasants and soldiers were at the front of the revolution. One hundred years later, Miéville’s telling agrees.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A book about history that is ignored by so many....not meant as an endorsement of Assad and his army but certain to be taken that way by those unwilling or unable to look at the broader picture...