Bolivia’s future could be bright if it forges its own bold path

Communist composers tried to create ideologically pure works for the workers — but without any great degree of success

Will your interpretation of history be more interesting than the real thing?

On competing visions of modern life

People can decide whether to watch it for themselves

Some things don’t need deconstructing

Professor Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about the smoke and mirrors that obscured the reality of a failing East Germany

Communism in Poland was brought down by an underground network of learning, journalism and culture that flourished in defiance of state control

There is an exodus of Muscovites with money to Tbilisi and Turkey

Two political thrillers reveal the intimate cruelties of life under dictatorship