Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? The Munk Debates

I’ve greatly enjoyed these short quick written accounts of the excellent Munk Debates series that has taken place for the past decade or so here in Canada. Each “booklet” containing a written transcript of the debate also includes pre-debate interviews with each of the speakers, and some analysis by experts in the area of the debate’s subject matter. Continue reading “Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? The Munk Debates”

Gorbachev: On My Country and the World

I came across this book amidst my own growing curiosity about the circumstances, history, and impact of the existence of the Soviet Union in the 20th century. I expected an accounting of sorts from the last leader of the USSR, not only of his time in office but of the revolution, the genocidal outcomes of Stalinism, and of the world that was left in its wake. Continue reading “Gorbachev: On My Country and the World”