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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Past Is A Foreign Country: and the USSR is both

Mention of Azerbaijan in that Andrew Neil polemic reminded me of where I first heard of the place: in a book entitled Travels of a Capitalist Lackey by Fred Basnett, which my brother picked up in a second-hand bin somewhere and which I read with amazement as a teenager.

When I Googled it I came upon the obituary of Fred Basnett in the Guardian's "Other Lives" section (for the less-celebrated dead). It makes him sound thoroughly delightful: but then TOACL had already given me that impression.


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