Tag Archives: The Death of Stalin

About despots, Ukraine, Putin and America

I’m a few months behind in my New Yorkers. Today, though, David Remnick, the New Yorker’s editor, linked on Twitter a fascinating conversation he had with a Stalin scholar, Stephen Kotkin. The title of the piece, “The Weakness of the … Continue reading

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“There are nightmares that make more sense than this”*

From Harper’s Weekly Report: …at the same [Montana rally] event, the president [Trump] also explained, “The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.” …and in Japan, an octopus that correctly predicted the … Continue reading

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“There are nightmares that make more sense than this.”

My favorite line from The Death of Stalin, the horrifyingly hilarious and prickingly relevant satire directed by Armando Iannucci. “There are nightmares that make more sense than this,” reminds you of….? Years ago, when I was working in the film … Continue reading

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