Has the ‘Cold War’ been succeeded by a metaphorical ‘Gold War’? Martin Dewhirst reviews Tom Burgis’ ‘Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World’

4 October 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews: Tom Burgis, Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World. William Collins, London, 2020.  xviii + 446 pp.  £20. Trying to…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews Luke Harding’s new book, ‘Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West’

30 June 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Luke Harding, Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West, London, Guardian Faber, 2020.  £14.99p.  ISBN 978-1-783-35205-0. In his…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews an anthology of reminiscences by people who lived and worked in the Gulag and survived into their eighties

16 May 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Anna Artem'eva, Yelena Racheva, 58-ya. Ne''izyatoye: Istorii lyudey, kotorye perezhili to, chego my bol'she vsego boimsya. (The 58th. Still Relevant: Stories…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige’s new book about Sandormokh, the notorious site of mass executions during the Stalinist terror

14 January 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige, Sandormokh: dramaturgiya smyslov (possible English translation: Sandarmokh: A Labyrinth of Meanings).  St. Petersburg, 'Nestor-Istoriya', 2019, 208 pp., 1,000 copies. Far…

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