21st Century Russia: Early 1930s Germany Redux?

A sobering documentary on 21st century Russia. Worth watching in full. We live in dangerous times. Here’s part 1 of 6:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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7 Responses to 21st Century Russia: Early 1930s Germany Redux?

  1. andrewclunn says:

    Okay, so you know this was uploaded by the communist party channel right?

  2. santitafarella says:


    I didn’t notice that the loader of the video at YouTube was a communist. I’m not for that. See here:


    But in this instance, I wouldn’t “shoot the messenger.” The documentary itself was made for British television by a British journalist for the BBC:


    The journalist’s name is Marcel Theroux. He is the son of the novelist Paul Theroux. You can read his Wikipedia biography here:



    • andrewclunn says:

      No I did watch the whole thing, and it got better. it’s just the first two parts that set it up so that it looks like it’s going to be a communist propaganda flick (I commented while I was still watching the 3rd section.) And I would never presuppose your positions. You’re perfectly capable of articulating them yourself.

  3. santitafarella says:


    I’d like to see Marcel Theroux’s documentary on Japanese aesthetics for the BBC, as well as his one on the Greenhouse Effect. If you locate either of these two, please let me know. He seems to me to do very interesting work.


  4. santitafarella says:


    Thanks for that.


  5. Pingback: Tea-Partiers in America Take Note: Marcel Theroux’s Creepy Tea Party in Japan « Prometheus Unbound

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