US in Indochina: Ngo Dinh Diem,the incompetent, US-backed leader who led South Vietnam to the verge of collapsing

Between October 1955 and November 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem governed the precarious South Vietnam to a point of total disaster. While being backed and strongly influenced by the US, Diem’s South Vietnam was an attempt to establish a working democracy and anti-communist stronghold in Southeast Asia, mainly for the US’ policy of containment. By 1963,… Read More US in Indochina: Ngo Dinh Diem,the incompetent, US-backed leader who led South Vietnam to the verge of collapsing

Leni Riefenstahl: groundbreaking, yet infamous filmmaker at the heart of the Third Reich

As one of the notorious survivors of the Nazi regime, Leni Riefenstahl was a polarising figure mainly in the post-WWII era, as she was a remarkable artist with films like Triumph of the Will and Olympia, but her works were inevitably associated with the infamy of the Nazi regime. Throughout her filmmaking career, her works… Read More Leni Riefenstahl: groundbreaking, yet infamous filmmaker at the heart of the Third Reich