Trips to the USSR

How the USSR marketed its tourist hotspots. Towards the end of the 1920s, as his power solidified and his parochial policy of “Socialism in One Country” became state doctrine, Stalin ordered the creation of Intourist, the USSR’s first and only official travel agency. ‘Intourist’ survives to this day — though in a more innocent capacity. Its name … Continue reading Trips to the USSR

Contra el feixisme

Propaganda from Revolutionary Catalonia. I went to Barcelona and Paris a few weeks ago so I thought I’d write a quick post about some of the fantastic propaganda that came out of Revolutionary Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War, when the various anti-fascist parties sought to fight on a “visual” as well as military front. … Continue reading Contra el feixisme