The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: The Event that Shook the World

The events surrounding the 1956 Hungarian Revolution are closely linked to my family. My grandparents and my father fled Hungary after the revolution to settle and build a new life in Canada. The events in Hungary demonstrated to the world the true face of communist oppression in Eastern Europe, and ripped a hole in the…

25 Years On: Rare Photographs of Tiananmen Square Protests Go on Sale

25 Years On: Rare Photographs of Tiananmen Square Protests Go on Sale | AbeBooks’ Reading Copy Twenty five years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, a remarkable collection of photographs documenting the events surrounding the government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters has been listed for sale on AbeBooks.com.

How China has rewritten the history of Tiananmen Square

How China has rewritten the history of Tiananmen Square – World – CBC News Around the world this week there will be commemorations, vigils and demonstrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square; but not in China. The Chinese government has successfully re-written this recent chapter of the nation’s history, casting…

Crimea and the Hysteria of History

Crimea and the Hysteria of History : The New Yorker “With Ukraine and Crimea suddenly looming as potential Sarajevos, the usual rhetoric of credibility and the horrors of appeasement comes blaring from the usual quarters. People who, a week ago, could not have told you if Crimea belonged to Ukraine—who maybe thought, based on a…