homage to catalunya by george orwell
not read any orwell since school and never any non fiction, really liked this where i was never bothered with 1984 or animal farm. is it worth re-reading them now i’m not a little twat or is his non fiction generally considered superior?
was a bit of providence reading this after reading tribe by seb junger, the way the politics got less important the closer you got to the front lines & the sense of community could have been a case study straight from that book.
my knowledge of history is really shit so i was a bit baffled by some of the political maneuverings - like it makes sense that the stalinists helped cause the other revolutionary groups to fail, but why were they so set on the re-establishment of the republican government? if russia was so heavily involved why didn’t it try to steal in on the revolutionary moment?