Posts Tagged ‘Sheila Fitzpatrick’

  1. By the way, which one’s the Great One?

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    March 23, 2017 by AK

    Reviewing five recent books on the Russian Revolution of 1917 for the LRB, Sheila Fitzpatrick quotes S. A. [Stephen Anthony] Smith, professor of history at All Souls College, Oxford: The Soviet Union proved capable of generating extensive growth in industrial production and of building up a defence sector, but much less capable of competing with …
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  2. The infernal patron of HR chiefs and corporate strategists

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    May 1, 2016 by AK

    Donald Rayfield, the British historian and the author of Stalin and His Hangmen, reviews On Stalin’s Team by Sheila Fitzpatrick: Two myths lie behind Stalin’s rehabilitation in Russia. One is that he won the second world (or “great patriotic”) war — though many historians conclude that the Russian people, helped by generous US supplies, won despite …
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