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Archie Brown

Russian poster depicting the October Revolution, 1917.

A discerning account by a self-deprecating but well-informed journalist of the dramatic changes in Russia over the past 40 years.

Russian tank in Moscow, August 1991

What, if anything, does the possible breakup of post-referendum Britain have in common with the political crisis that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union?

The death of Cabinet government has been a near constant theme of British politics in the 20th century. But it came closer to reality under the premiership of Tony Blair, argues Archie Brown.

Archie Brown discusses the contributions of historians to the understanding of Communism and why it failed.