The terrible things that happen when you put writers in charge

The terrible things that happen when you put writers  in charge

This is a longer version of a review that appeared in the Catholic Herald, 18 July, 2020 Dictator Literature by Daniel Kalder One World£13.88 Daniel Kalder is a very funny writer who specialises in Russian history and literature and has an eye for dark humour, the latter probably a necessity for the former. His latest book is a work of literary criticism with an unusual twist, studying the output of Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler… Read on

Why do we indulge the crimes of the Left?

At the Spectator Coffee House I like to look at the children’s history books when I take my kids to the library each week, and these are raising a generation of true believers. Although far more deal with the Marxism of race, with a number of hagiographies of Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, I picked one up the other day explaining the Chinese Revolution. Mao is described in bold letters as a ‘social visionary’ and I could find… Read on