Kritika

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter

Failing the Grade: The Craze for Ranking Humanities Journals
The period since the end of the Cold War has been called by some a second era of "globalization"--the first one having been cut short by the outbreak of World War I--when markets have become increasingly competitive across ever larger areas. Higher...
Lenin Rediscovered, or Lenin Redisguised?
Lars T. Lih, Lenin Rediscovered: What Is to Be Done? in Context (with a new translation of Lenin's What Is to Be Done?). 867 pp. Leiden: Brill, 2006. ISBN 9004131205. $174.00. This book is about entire chapters of Russian history. The problems it...
Marc Raeff (1923-2008): "A Pebble in the Water"
Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be. ...
Regime Changes of Memory: Creating the Official History of the Ukrainian and Chinese Famines under State Socialism and after the Cold War
The year 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of the Great Leap Forward, which led to the greatest famine in world history. According to Western and Chinese scholars, 15-43 million peasants starved to death between 1959 and 1961. (1) It would be surprising...
Social Alchemy on the Black Sea Coast, 1860-65
The Russians had forcibly removed Muslim peoples in order to replace them with Christians. --Justin McCarthy (1) To drive the mountain tribes from their thickets and to settle the western Caucasus with Russians--such was the military plan for...
"Total Annihilation of the Jewish Population": The Holocaust in the Soviet Media, 1941-45
When Nazi Germany invaded the expanded Soviet Union in June 1941, how likely was it that the Soviet media would report in a substantial way the mass murder of the Jews of Europe, known today as the Holocaust or Shoah? There was a precedent in a Soviet...