Book Reviews

Stalin’s Iron Fist

I usually don’t cheerlead the work my adviser and friend, J. Arch Getty, but if you have any interest in his new book Stalin’s Iron

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Blackening the White Paper

My new eXile article, Nemtsov’s White Paper: Bombshell or Dud?, is now online. Here is an excerpt: Lilia Shevtsova, a fellow at Moscow’s Carnegie Center,

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Recommended Reading

Two of my favorite magazines, the London Review of Books and Vanity Fair, have two must read articles on Russia in their recent additions. Vanity

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Social Science Fiction

My first article for the eXile is now online.  Here is an excerpt from “A Russian-Watcher’s Fairytale“: Russia and the world were stunned by the

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The “Dark Double”

David S. Foglesong, The American Mission and the “Evil Empire”: The Crusade for a “Free Russia” since 1881, Cambridge University Press, 2007. “Civilization is spreading

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The World According to Anna

Anna Politkovskaya, A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia, trans. Arch Tait, Forward Scott Simon, Random House,

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