I wonder how many of the millions of Star Trek fans worldwide realize that the Shakespearean actor, Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE, aka Captain Jean Luc Pickard once played Vladimir Ilyich Ulanov (Lenin) in the 1974 star studded BBC mini series about the collapse of the Russian Empire – Fall of Eagles? I used to sit glued to the spot when it was on tv…
Read all about my friend Bob Van Laerhoven 😉
Please introduce yourself.
I am a Belgian/Flemish professional author – and have been for 23 years – who has published more than 35 books in Holland and in Belgium, and who has been translated in English, French, Italian, and Russian. I specialize in the cross-over between literature and the suspense novel. With “Baudelaire’s Revenge,” (Pegasus Books) I won the Hercule Poirot Prize for best suspense novel of the year in the LowLands in 2007 and the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the category mystery/suspense. My short story collection “Dangerous Obsessions” was voted “best short story collection of 2015” by the San Diego Book Review.
- When did you start writing?
I published my first book in 1971, at the tender age of eighteen. In retrospect, I realize that it was way too early, but, bubbling with youthful bravado, I took the first chance I got. Because I…
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Remember when Socialism actually existed. What passes for it today isn’t Socialism. In fact it’s anything but!!!
This is a blog about remembering. A blog not about politics but about the aesthetics of politics. It is about remembering what we owe to various degrees of socialist reforms over the past few decades, and centuries. Socialism today may be a victim of its own success. It might be less relevant today because it has achieved so much of what it set out to do. I have already written a blog as to why I think socialism is still relevant – https://justinfenech.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/why-we-still-need-socialism/ – the purpose of this blog is to pay homage to the heroes (and heroines) of history’s kinkiest ideology, an ideology which fulfilled the aims of the French Revolution, put the church, the aristocracy and the oligarchs in their place and gave us a society, which, whether you’re a socialist or not, is perhaps the best humanity’s ever known.
Religious suffering is, at one and…
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