As the “humanitarian aid” narrative promoted by Elliot Abrams and Marco Rubio combusts, the true motives for US efforts to overthrow the Maduro government become clearer. See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-12/venezuela-s-opposition-to-allow-independent-foreign-oil-drilling for an article that uncritically accepts the prospect of neocolonialism in Venezuela as a positive step.
Here are three short entries from the Encyclopedia of Russian History, an online resource available through the library.
Ivan the Terrible: IVANIV
Nationalism in Russian Culture: RUSSNATISM
The Oprichnina: OPRICHNINA
Komiaga’s favorite painting:
A song from the Reagan Era:
For what it’s worth, here are excerpts from Jamie Johnson’s Born Rich featuring Ivanka Trump.
Also, from the web page promoting her book, Women Who Work. In keeping with the principle of noblesse oblige, Ivanka is giving “the unpaid portion of her advance and all future royalties” to her eponymous charity.
It might be interesting to think about identity-formation and ideology in this context.
It seems appropriate that a film about a personal shopper is a ghost story.
Some fragmentary context for Kingdom Come:
Elvis Costello sings “Tramp the Dirt Down”: https://analepsis.org/2013/04/14/tramp-the-dirt-down/
A doc. on the Miners’ Strike: https://the-enemy-within.org.uk