Category Archives: USSR

Capitalism’s “hustle”

Some years ago, a fellow traveler broke down the relationship between the working class and the employing class for me with a rather succinct explanation. “The hustle,” he said, “is that the bosses try to get as much work out of … Continue reading

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The Red Army in Vienna

A friend who recently traveled to Vienna, Austria sent me some photos he took of the city’s monuments to the Red Army. The main monument (depicted in the bottom two photos) is the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, which serves as a … Continue reading

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Ephemera as art and history

Here’s a recent acquisition for my collection of interesting ephemera. I scored it from an online seller and although I didn’t know much about it when I purchased the item, I have learned a bit through some research. On the … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures: The Stories, Songs and Symbols of Roderick Taylor’s “Otherworld”

One might effectively argue that there weren’t many good shows on television back in the mid-1980s. At any rate, there certainly weren’t as many shows on TV then as there are today. And because I was only 12 years old … Continue reading

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