The Miracles of Mao, The Telegraph [Saturday, April 6th, 2013]

Marxism claims to offer a materialist approach to history, where class relations and the forces of technology are given more importance than the doings of individuals. In practice, however, political regimes based on professedly Marxist principles have indulged in an unprecedented worship of their leaders. Communist parties the world over brook no criticism of the [...]

 
 
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  GHATAK AND THE GOVERNMENT, The Telegraph [Saturday, March 18th, 2006]

My interests, personal as well as professional, are in politics and society; in cultural terms I am more-or-less a philistine. I know a little about literature, a little less about music, and nothing at all about the greatest of modern art forms, the cinema. This column about a film director is being written by a [...]

 
 
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