I borrowed this book in a spirit of disappointment. Not, let me make it immediately clear, on my half of the exchange. The lender – a good friend of mine – had bought it under a slight misconception. He had had the impression that its author Robert Service, if not exactly entirely forgiving of communism, … Continue reading REVIEW: “Comrades” by Robert Service.
A thought provoking and troubling read that is all the more powerful for being so reasonably argued. Here Grayling sets about a moral examination of the Allied bombing campaign during WW2 with his usual calm and clarity. The Allied campaign, and, by implication, the Allied powers, don’t emerge looking particularly healthy under such penetrating illumination. … Continue reading REVIEW: “Among the Dead Cities” by A. C. Grayling.