Monthly Archives: November 2016

A New Face in the Snakepit (11)

XI. Stalin wasn’t surprised by the international reaction to the “show trials,” which he gauged perfectly with the help of the press his diplomats bought for him. As the executions continued unabated, and the Trial of the Sixteen gave way … Continue reading

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Posiblemente, la mejor traducción de la historia

He estado buscando una reseña que apareció en el El País (creo que en el suplemento Babelia) en 1998 o 1999, de la novela de intriga Balance of Power de Tom Clancy (escrita junto con un pobre tipo), traducida al español … Continue reading

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A New Face in the Snakepit (10)

X. In 1933, the second year of the Ukrainian famine hit a Soviet Union that was in shambles: real income had fallen to one-tenth of the 1926 level, grain production was at all-time lows, most heavy industries suffered long stoppages … Continue reading

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