Author Archive | Lee Harvey

Remembering Rasputin

Written by Lee Harvey

1869 – 1916 Even now, over a hundred years after his murder, Grigori Rasputin is an enigma. Born a peasant in Siberia, he embeded himself with Nicholas II, the last Tsar, and became one of the most powerful people in Imperial Russia. Despite holding no position within the church, Rasputin captivated St Petersburg high society […]

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Good Luck Jacinda

Written by Lee Harvey

Women politicians often evoke a sense of uniqueness, of being something different to the status quo of cocks, corruption and cash. But the truth is there are plenty of women in politics, and most just happen to be as corrupt as their male counterparts. Maybe it is this indistinctness that results in so many being […]

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Remembering Henry Darger

Written by Lee Harvey

1892 – 1973 In contrast to our profile on highly successful author Michael Crichton where we wrote “Even if you don’t know who Michael Crichton is (or was), chances are you know his work”, even if you do know who Henry Darger is (or was), chances are you don’t know his work. Few people do. And […]

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Remembering The Unabomber

Written by Lee Harvey

1942 – ???? Why are we doing a profile on a terrorist? Well Ted Kaczynski’s story is an interesting one that raises a lot of questions about sanity, intelligence, psychology and the importance of ethics in experiments. Let’s start at the start. Ted Kaczynski was a prodigy, graduating from high school at 15 and going to […]

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