Owen Hatherley

British writer and journalist based in London who writes primarily on architecture, politics and culture. Among his books are the historical Landscapes of Communism (Allen Lane, 2015), the polemical The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space (Repeater Books, 2018) and Trans-Europe Express (Allen Lane, 2018).

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Just because the map says so, doesn’t mean it’s true

Thirty years after 1989, from an island perspective

The workings of western capitalism were almost as unknown in the Eastern Bloc as the everyday realities of ‘real socialism’ among western Trotskyists. Then, after ’89, eastern Europe disappeared off the political map of the left. Nowhere was this more so than in Britain, where ignorance about the east remains profound, writes Owen Hatherley.

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