Retired British and NATO General Richard Shirreff [in photo] briefs DW on the NATO summit, and his cautionary work of fiction that envisages a full-scale war with Russia. His verdict the alliance isn't yet doing enough.
The book includes analysis of Moscow’s support of right-wing, ultranationalist and extremist organizations in Europe, how they are funded and used in the West, and Russia’s propaganda machine and the main arguments of Russian propaganda spread by “Putin’s friends” in Europe.
Whether through poems or novels, essays or opera librettos, Marcel Beyer [in photo] has continually pursued his exploration of language; the author "masters the epic panorama just as well as poetic microscopy," declared the jury of the award.
Sean Guillory and James Harris discuss one of the more interesting – and certainly one of the bloodiest periods – of Soviet history in “From Great Fear to the Great Terror”
The documentary "Liberating a Continent" is a subtly provocative refutation of what our secularized elites believe about what truly drives history and how Christianity impacts the world.
Photo: Saint John Paul II
The New York Review of Books features a very special book by a very special writer:
The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, introduction by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Marc Simont
“There was no Orwell of the Ukrainian revolution, but readers of Schlögel and Pieniążek will get something like the everyday grit and political insight of Homage to Catalonia. Pieniążek risked his life to see what he saw, as did other brave and talented Western journalists.”
Pozdrowienia z Noworosji [Greetings from Novorossiya]
by Paweł Pieniążek
Warsaw: Krytyka Polityczna, 240 pp., zł34.90
Entscheidung in Kiew. Ukrainische Lektionen [Decision in Kiev: Ukrainian Lessons]
by Karl Schlögel
Munich: Carl Hanser, 352 pp., €21.90
by Peter Pomerantsev
PublicAffairs, 241 pp., $25.99
Photo: Vladimir Putin at an ice-skating event in Sochi, Russia, before the Olympics, April 2013 [Photo credit: Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos]
Analyst: “We affirm our positive stance on Metinvest’s bonds and we will review our target price, subject to an update soon.”