Disaster by Design

Posted on by Tom Fleming

If one were to hazard a guess as to the largest nature reserve in Europe, Chernobyl would be an unlikely contender. And yet, over the last thirty years, a vast area closed off to all but a few tenacious babushki, clinging to their contaminated homeland, has offered a haven to an extraordinary array of wildlife, from birds to wild boar. The survival

Apocalypse Nearly

Posted on by Tom Fleming

The veteran television producer Taylor Downing is best known for his work on Jeremy Isaacs’s 1998 CNN series about the Cold War. His new book revisits what Ronald Reagan called the ‘really scary’ events of late 1983, when the two superpowers came closer to nuclear war than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis […]

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