archive-title Yearly Archives: 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

The Economist Asks – What makes a dictator? | Podcasts – The Economist

This week we speak to Frank Dikötter, a professor at the university of Hong Kong and author of “How to be a dictator” Economist RadioPodcasts THE 20TH CENTURY has become known as the “age of dictatorship”, for the horrors perpetrated by Hitler, Stalin, Mao and other despots from Chile to Cambodia. Anne McElvoy asks Frank […]

Xi’s dictatorship is a tragedy, not a farce – The Spectator USA

A successful dictator has to have ruthlessness, control, influence and competence. So how does China’s leader, Xi Jinping, rate as a dictator? Xi has been in power since 2012 and thus has enough of a track record to judge. On ruthlessness, he ranks highly. The concentration camps he has created for China’s Muslim minority in […]

Genetic identification of human remains from the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship – EurekAlert

It is estimated that around 114,000 people disappeared throughout Spain during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship. Unfortunately, eight decades on, only a small percentage of these people have been found or identified, with around 9,000 victims from 700 mass graves (of which it is thought there are approximately 2,000) being recovered in the […]

Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

The Blockchain Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in response to litigation against Telegram initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Blockchain Association, a collective of advocates involved with the blockchain industry, filed an amicus curiae brief with the court of the Southern District of New York on Jan. 21. […]