To America With Love: A Warning From a KGB Whistleblower

On a cool winter night early in the year of 1970, Russian informants reported to Delhi police that a member of their Russian Information Center at the Soviet Embassy had vanished  suddenly during a night out at the cinema with two other associates when he failed to meet them in the lobby. His colleagues claimed… Continue reading To America With Love: A Warning From a KGB Whistleblower

China’s One-Child Policy

During Mao’s time as the founder and Chairman of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 until his death, it was thought that population growth was necessary for economic growth. It was around this time that the Soviet Union had implemented the Order of Maternal Glory, an awards-based system used to incentivize women to bear… Continue reading China’s One-Child Policy

Racial “Science” and its Connection With Nazi Ideology

The term anthropometry (meaning “human measure”) refers to the study of physical human measurements ranging from the physical size and shape of the body, such as the average height and weight among populations, anatomical proportions, and craniofacial morphology, as well as measurements involving physical and mental capacities, such as grip strength, processing speed, and reaction… Continue reading Racial “Science” and its Connection With Nazi Ideology

Sibylle Disobedience: Fashion as Subversion in the GDR

Following the postwar division of Germany into East and West, the Eastern side was, from the beginning, characterized by perpetual scarcity coupled with a state-enforced lack of individual freedom and choice; the declining economic condition of the East Germans wrought more desperation and hopelessness under each decade of the Soviet regime. Every aspect of life,… Continue reading Sibylle Disobedience: Fashion as Subversion in the GDR

Heinrich Himmler’s “Fountain of Life”

From 1939 to 1940, as the German military seized Poland as a territory, an estimated 10,000 Polish children had been quietly spirited away and a closer look would reveal that the majority of the captured kids shared a similar set of characteristics -- real or perceived Nordic purity, or the ideal appearance promoted under the… Continue reading Heinrich Himmler’s “Fountain of Life”