How does a culture transform itself, for transformation is sorely needed in Russia today, and yet I despair it will ever happen for the better after reading this book review:
Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia, by Jonathan Brent; Atlas & Co., 304 pages, $26. Gary Saul Morson is Chair of Slavic Languages & Literature at Northwestern University.
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 27, March 2009, on page 10
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It's lengthy but worth the read.
I found the review at Arts & Letters Daily under the "New Books" column.