Chinese Bolsheviks in the Russian revolution – and an old slander that echoes down the generations

A friend who is of Ukrainian ancestry, and who supports  the right of Ukraine to be free from the boot of Russian militarism, as I do, recently shared with me […]

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A country of inveterate, backwoods, thick-headed, egotistical philistines

The period of the Liberal government in New Zealand from 1890 to 1912, was one of unprecedented general prosperity – in comparison with the rest of the world – the […]

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Workers who stood for King and Country in 1914

While in 1914 the political appeal of “King and country” was comparatively weak among workers in Australasia, the social basis of national chauvinism was highly developed. The split in the […]

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