Essay: Made to last? – The Jedi texts, totalitarianism and book burning in The Last Jedi

I wrote a short essay about the portrayal of the sacred Jedi texts as paper books in the new Star Wars movie, and how this relates to totalitarianism and the resistance against it. It's available to read here on Medium.com. Needless to say, spoilers for The Last Jedi. Excerpt: Could we imagine that there were once... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Riga

As the temperatures are finally consistently running into the high twenties Celsius here, it's funny to think that only about two months ago I was walking around in Riga in a snowstorm - granted, one that only lasted a day. We went out then, on Easter Sunday, thinking we might do some sightseeing, but ended... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Berlin

I went to Berlin last week, keen to soak up as much history as I could--and I think I succeeded pretty well. Day 1 After a pretty exhausting ten-hour bus trip, I arrived in the centre of Berlin, and took my sweet time figuring out the public transport system - U-bahn, S-bahn, M-bahn, bus or... Continue Reading →

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