Gorby : Obituary of an idea of power

It was only 1987 that the true facts behind the celebrated Stalin’s rule were made public, and The Moscow News published Lenin’s testament, where the founder of Soviet Russia had called for putting Stalin on the sidelines because he was too brutal. Those days, Gorbachev was segretary general of the CPSU’s[1] central committee, function he…

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If Pacifism Kills…

On April 25, Italy celebrates the liberation from Nazi-fascism. On April 25, 1945, the Allied forces and the Italian partisans broke through the Gothic Line, and the Germans and Italian fascists withdrew from the main Italian Northern cities. It was the beginning of the full liberation of the country. Hundreds of parades and rallies have…

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Of Kabul, I remember…

Of Kabul I remember the dirty snow and the shops of pistachios and walnuts. Of Kabul I remember that thick, dark smog layer encapsulating the town’s air bubble I could see from above, from the top of Shir Darwaza mountain. A whole humanity was swarming in the streets under the layer, squeezed like their poor…

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Memory Gaps

It has always been a fascinating puzzle to me how our brain works, and how memory influences us and the way we look at the surrounding world. We always say that a person with a good memory is better equipped and has better skills to understand what happens around him. Memory is an extraordinary faculty…

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Happy birthday, Homo Sapiens!

IT – EN follows Qualche giorno fa, mentre ascoltavo su Radio Rai 1 un programma dedicato alle questioni ambientali, “Green Zone”, un esperto invitato a parlare della scomparsa del patrimonio ittico del Mediterraneo, incalzato dal giornalista che gli chiedeva come fosse possibile che “l’Homo Sapiens“ non si rendesse conto dei rischi che corre l’umanità di…

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Syria, then Europe: worst is yet to come, but…

After the Turkish attack along the Syrian borders against the Kurdish “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF), an international mobilization materialized against Erdogan’s move, calling for stopping the war against the Kurds. In my country, Italy, many leftist groups called for saving Rojava’s model of democratic and libertarian municipalism, protest events were posted on Facebook, and the…

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