Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Searing Indictment of Russian Culture

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
Copyright © 2009 The New Criterion

It's lengthy but worth the read.

I found the review at Arts & Letters Daily under the "New Books" column.

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