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Tim Brinkhof

Tim Brinkhof is a Dutch journalist and researcher based in Atlanta. He studied early Netherlandish painting and Slavic literature at NYU and got started as an editorial assistant for Film Comment magazine. He has written about history, literature and art for Esquire, Big Think, New York Magazineand various Dutch newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @tmabrnk.
A river cruise from Rostov to Ulyanovsk, 1975 via Wikimedia Commons

Workers of the World, Take PTO!

Vacations in the Soviet Union were hardly idylls spent with one’s dearest. Everything about them—from whom you traveled with to what you ate—was state determined.
People gather in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini along the streets on September 19, 2022 in Tehran, Iran.

Iran’s Protest Culture

A succession of authoritarian regimes birthed a strong tradition of collective action.