Queen’s speech on ‘World War Three’ revealed

Queen Elizabeth II and Ronald Reagan
Queen Elizabeth II and Ronald Reagan

British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday.

In the speech, the monarch was to … Read the rest

Sales of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ soar on Amazon as America becomes surveillance society

George Orwell
George Orwell

George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.

Amazon.com says the book, published in 1945, has gone from No. 13,074 to No. 193 on … Read the rest

Fifty years after Solzhenitsyn’s prison camp tale

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”, shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.

In November … Read the rest

Are Mrs. Thatcher’s cuckoos coming home to roost?

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher famously stated in the nineteen-eighties that “Anyone who thinks the ANC will form the government of South Africa is living in cloud cuckoo-land.”

For this, she was ridiculed by the British radicals, with Bishop Trevor Huddleston of … Read the rest