Russian Revolution

Book Review: Beria — Stalin’s First Lieutenant by Amy Knight

“As Lavrenti Beria stood over Joseph Stalin’s deathbed in early March 1953, witnesses observed that he could barely contain his pleasure in watching the leader edge toward his final moments of life.” Beria — Stalin’s First Lieutenant by Amy Knight is a well-written, exemplary biography that attempts to “challenge some basic assumptions” about Lavrenti Beria …

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The Political Spectrum (Part III) — The Extreme Right: Anarchism

Let us now discuss the more arcane, extreme and revolutionary, right-wing philosophy, namely anarchism. You may ask when and where in recent history have anarchist revolutionaries been successful?  For the answer, we must travel back in time to Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). It was in Barcelona and surrounding districts that idealist anarchism …

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