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I’m just about to finish Edmund Wilson’s To the Finland Station, which is such a magnificent book about the rise of revolutionary ideology, culminating in the Bolshevik Revolution. It’s so hard to make this stuff readable and yet Wilson turns it into a page turner. Even at 80 years old, it holds up incredibly well, […]
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The Ice Pick

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On September 14, 2017
Ooooooohhhhh A few minutes later, the tip of the axe was buried more than two inches into Trotsky’s skull, becoming arguably the world’s most infamous murder weapon. The axe was fleetingly displayed at a police press conference, but then disappeared for more than six decades. Next year, however, the bloodstained relic will go on public […]
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