Author Archives: David Roman

About David Roman

Communicator. I tweet @dromanber.

On the Use of Hip-Hop as Anti-Communist Propaganda

Leave it to U.S. government agencies to come up with creative ways to undermine the enemy — like using rap songs and hip-hop culture to bring down the Communist regime in Cuba. In this fascinating story from 2015, Darien Cavanaugh … Continue reading

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España, Franco y los Judíos (2)

(Viene de la primera parte) En Julio de 2013, Malcolm Gladwell escribió un interesante y engañoso perfil en el New Yorker de Albert Hirschmann, un economista alemán que, junto con el reportero estadounidense Varian Fry, ayudó a más de 2.000 … Continue reading

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Geli Hitler: Berlin Station

(This is a short extract from chapter 6 of my novel “Geli Hitler,” available here) In the event, Maier found a seat in one of the many trains connecting Stettin to Berlin, but there were no places left in the overnight … Continue reading

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España, Franco y los Judíos (1)

En 2013, yo era nuevo en Twitter y pensaba que en las redes sociales habría gente que se dejaría impresionar por argumentos eruditos: no sé, al menos uno o dos. Qué te voy a contar. Esta conversación es de entonces: … Continue reading

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How Gorbachev Ended Up Believing American Propaganda

The biggest question about Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who essentially agreed to demolish the Soviet Union (*) is why. He took over in 1984 and, in less than the time-span of two U.S. presidential terms, the space-faring, globe-encompassing superpower … Continue reading

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Todo es política y la literatura aún más

La política no es un problema para la literatura, hasta que uno empieza a encontrar los argumentos políticos en cierta obra repugnante (*). Esto viene del Times Literary Supplement, la más prestigiosa revista literaria británica, edición del 3 de Noviembre … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bishop Once Danced with a Man who Danced with a Girl who Danced with the Prince of Wales

In the Times Literary Supplement, Michael Hoffman puzzles me with a review of Megan Marshall’s “A miracle for Breakfast,” a biography of the much-celebrated poet Elizabeth Bishop. I understand that Bishop must have been good at the business of writing; … Continue reading

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