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The Unseen USSR: Red Square, 1978

It’s the perfect marriage of my appreciation for Soviet-era ephemera and “found photos”: I have acquired a number of old 35 mm slides of photos by various and sundry unnamed world travelers, taken during the 1970s and 1980s. The collections I … Continue reading

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Between Catholicism and Marxism

For much of the 20th century, the Catholic Church and the worldwide communist movement were pitted against one another, portrayed as natural enemies by the highest echelons of the Church hierarchy, including the virulently anti-communist Pope John Paul II. It … Continue reading

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The Unseen Red Army, part one

The images below are from a small treasure trove of photos I recently obtained from a seller in Lithuania. They offer candid and hitherto unpublished glimpses into the lives of Red Army soldiers from the time of the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa at the grave of Enver Hoxha

Every so often, I get a weird idea and can’t get it out of my head until I arrive on a proper resolution. A fine example of this was the time I watched the Christopher Hitchens’ 1994 quasi-documentary Hell’s Angel. … Continue reading

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