Archive for the 'Communism' tag

Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Having been raised to think that all of the Soviet Bloc resembled the drab realm depicted in this infamous Wendy’s ad, I’m...
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The Hidden Beauty of the Panelaks

Working-class apartment blocks—particularly those built by authoritarian governments—don’t exactly have stellar aesthetic...
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The Flip Side of Red Dawn

Our eternal gratitude to whoever posted the full text of What to Do When the Russians Come, one of great artifacts of Cold War literature....
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How They Saw Us, Cont’d

Quite some time ago, I posted about classic Soviet animation that hilariously stereotyped America as a Darwinian nightmare. As someone who...
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Hard Life in the Urals

When I first traveled in the post-Soviet world many moons ago, one thing that struck me was how all the restaurant menus listed foods by...
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