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【LRB】Vol. 36 No. 9 The 'Belgrano' and Me


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The ‘Belgrano’ and Me

Stephen Sharp

My problems began in 1984 when I wrote letters to Francis Pym and Sarah Kennedy about the Falklands War and Sir Robin Day’s part in it. Sarah was presenting a radio programme and I thought she was talking about me when she spoke of a young man who had just lost his mother. Francis Pym said, ‘Guns fire from Number 10.’ I took this to mean the PM had given the order to sink the Belgrano. From that day on all the radio and TV channels seemed to be talking about me. More

Old, Unwanted and Invisible

Jenny Diski

My hairdresser says, ‘Ah, bless,’ in response to whatever I say in answer to her questions. ‘Are you busy today?’ ‘Just regular working.’ ‘Ah, bless.’ I hear it too from shop assistants as they call out that I’ve left my purse on the counter. ‘Ah, bless,’ they say when I return to pick it up. There are other signs that I am no longer young, but the ah-bless is the most open and public. More

Lenin v. Stalin in Kiev

Slavoj Žižek

There was a historical irony in watching Ukrainians tearing down Lenin’s statues as a sign of their will to break with Soviet domination and assert their national sovereignty. The golden era of Ukrainian national identity was not tsarist Russia – where Ukrainian national self-assertion was thwarted – but the first decade of the Soviet Union, when Soviet policy in a Ukraine exhausted by war and famine was ‘indigenisation’. More

The Reichstag Fire

Richard J. Evans

Conspiracy theories cluster around violent and unexpected political events. The sudden death of a head of state, the assassination of a government minister, a bomb attack on a building or a crowd: these seemingly random occurrences demand explanation. More


Also in this issue

Short Cuts

Tariq Ali

At the National Gallery

Charles Hope


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Luke Mitchell: What killed the Neanderthals?
Álvaro Enrigue: Mexico’s Cartels
Gary Indiana: Burroughs
Adam Mars-Jones: Satire and St Aubyn
Michael Wood: Proust’s Noisy Neighbours
Ruth Bernard Yeazell: Constance Fenimore Woolson
Anna Della Subin: Divine Prince Philip
Poems by Sarah Trudgeon, Stephen Burt and Martha Sprackland

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