featuring Stephen Kotkin via The Claremont Review of Books
Writing a biography of Joseph Stalin is a monumental task, which he made as difficult as possible.
By Jeremy Friedman on Apr 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Somehow Joseph Stalin cannot be reduced merely to just another Russian autocrat or just another communist dictator. Not for him the “banality of evil.”… Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 By Stephen Kotkin (Penguin Press, 2014) Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator By Oleg Khlevniuk, translated by Nora Seligman Favorov (Yale University Press, 2015) The ...
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