- Biden turns up the heat on America’s cold wars Connor Freeman, Libertarian Institute
- Anarchy, security, and changing material contexts (pdf) Daniel Deudney, Security Studies
- Leningrad’s rock scene was pretty damn cool Coilin O’Connor, Radio Free Europe
- Nations within states and the future of history (pdf) Anthony Reid, ARI WP
3 thoughts on “Nightcap”
Fantastic link on Leningrad’s rock scene. The video brought a mix of emotions, hearing Klaus in his prime but backed with Soviet imagery.
For another great read on the era, but focused on East Germany, give Tim Mohr’s “Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” a few evenings of your time. Very similar instances and circumstances.
If you do enjoy reading on this topic, another suggestion would be Kevin Mattson’s “We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America.” I have been enjoying this more than “Burning Down the Haus,” but I’m guilty of coming of age during that era and in that music scene, as did Mattson, a history professor at Ohio University.