On the Fly: Republican Red

I recently ran across a listing for Steven Heller’s book “Red Scarred.” In it Heller journeys through the later half of the 20th century chronicled in propaganda posters of the day. Many of them I suspect are indeed red. It is currently out of stock but my fascination with the world that ended just before my … Continue reading

50 years ago, the Berlin Wall arose to divide

As heartbreaking as this story is it is an important one to read. You must learn to love your fellow man to live a life fulfilled. Fellow blogger Chris Rodell pieces together a poignant story of what it was like to live in Berlin in the days of the city divided. Berlin–Fifty years ago, the Soviet-controlled … Continue reading

In Baring Facts of Train Crash, Blogs Erode China Censorship

The Internet instanly informs. Its something that bodes quite well for our Western democracy, but has little love for Communist censorship. Chinese citizens can finally start claiming a free press, and that’s no small victory. New York Times reporter Michael Wines and Sharon Lafraniere writes this engaging story about how social media has revolutionized social thought, with Jonathan … Continue reading