Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of Direction, a travel memoir.

Go and get killed, comrade: Spanish Civil War

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, 21 February 2013

In the introduction to the third revision of what was once called A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War – it’s no longer said to be concise – Paul Preston points out that this prelude to the Second World War has generated as many books as the Second World War itself. During the Cold War, with the CIA busy collaborating with anarchists and Trotskyists to try to obscure...

It’s good to be alive: Science does ethics

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, 9 February 2012

A scientist who believes he has something important to tell us about human nature tends to say things like this: ‘If there is any hope of changing the world for the better, from reducing family violence to reversing overpopulation and international conflict, economists, educators and political leaders will need to base their interventions on a sound understanding of what people are...

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