Kritika

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall

Commonalities of Modern Political Discourse: Three Paths of Modern Activism in Late Imperial Russia's Alternative Intelligentsia
Freed by the Great Reforms of the 1860s, sons of Russian Orthodox parish clergymen, or popovichi, departed from the caste-like clerical estate in large numbers and entered virtually every Russian profession and political movement. (1) Once detached...
Daniel Brower (1936-2007)
When a mind is as fertile and alive as was Daniel Brower's, it is even more tragic to lose it in the prime of its continuing contribution. My memory tells me that I met Dan in 1968 when as a newly minted Ph.D. I traveled out to Oberlin, Ohio, to interview...
Informers and the State under Late Stalinism: Informant Networks and Crimes against "Socialist Property," 1940-53
Every Soviet citizen has the moral duty to inform the organs of power about all known instances of the theft of state and socialist property. --B. A. Kurinov The talebearer shall defile his own soul, and be hated by all. --Ecclesiasticus 21:31...
Patterns of Violence: The Local Population and the Mass Murder of Jews in Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, July-August 1941
Recently, there has been growing interest among historians in the question of popular participation in the Holocaust of European Jews, particularly in the territories to the east of the Soviet Union's 1941 western border. (1) Many factors have contributed...
Premodern Lessons for Modern Historians
It is no secret that most Western historians of Russia study the period after 1700, indeed after the Great Reforms. Only a brave and resourceful minority focuses on the Muscovite era, and those who venture even farther back are truly few and far between....
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