I’ve been listening to pods about something called 43 Group - basically double-hard Jewish anti-fascists in London in the late 1940s. Never heard of it before. Great stuff.
Recently read about a massive cunt called King Leopold II and his…personal annexing of the Congo in the last 19th century. Horrendous shite.
Really loved this series on Netflix - Wormwood - about the CIA mind control programs of the 50s and 60s. It’s pretty wavy - basically an old guy whose dad was involved, intercut with sort of neo-noir-y reconstructions. Fucking fascinating subject, like.
Yeah, Belgian imperialism in the Congo was something else. If you’re interested, ‘Heart of Darkness’, which is set during Belgian colonialisation, is a masterpiece and captures the brutality of their reign there. Remember studying the coursework material on it at uni and some of the atrocities that were carried out were harrowing.