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Why those eleven profoundly stupid Russian spies were caught…

…because Russians are, in fact, stupid.   Exhibit One, from Soviet TV circa 1970: Advertisements

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China catches up to 17th century Russia

From Radio Free Asia: Authorities in China’s westernmost city of Kashgar are stepping up pressure on government employees to go clean-shaven, and the city’s large ethnic Uyghur population, whose adult males overwhelmingly sport moustaches, aren’t happy about it, residents say. … Continue reading

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In Praise of Jack Reed, American Communist

The discussion on our previous post, “Headlines”, inspired me to write a bit about Jack Reed, an American Communist who had – and still has – the honour of having his remains interred in the Kremlin Wall, because he was … Continue reading

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