Germany’s Dark Tourism-Part 2

THE STASI PRISON The most fascinating of the places I visited in Berlin was the STASI prison. I’m not sure if it is because the topic of the German Federal Republic interests me hugely or my interest in crime and punishment, but this part really stunned me. The tour guide was incredible. She was German herself, from the West of Berlin. It was clear her … Continue reading Germany’s Dark Tourism-Part 2

Stalin’s Blue Crayon

It has been presented throughout history that tyrannical leaders rely upon methods of control and stability to maintain an absolutist rule. Having a sense of control was particularly vital to Joseph Stalin, a man driven by paranoia and fear of defeat. Usually, control would be associated with terror, something quite well-known to Stalin as a leader. However, Stalin found a more personal interest in the … Continue reading Stalin’s Blue Crayon