YDS: The Clare Spark Blog

April 9, 2013

Some dirty little secrets

Filed under: Uncategorized — clarelspark @ 3:20 pm

It is important the recent emphasis on Soviet atrocities as compared to Nazi ones was initiated by rightist Ernst Nolte in 1986. It has since taken hold and may have given more oomph to antisemitism.

YDS: The Clare Spark Blog

During the last few weeks, an exceptionally portentous fight has broken out owing to a recent long and juicy article in the Spring 2010 edition of City Journal by Claire Berlinski. This essay was angrily dissected in several rebuttals by Ron Radosh in Pajamas Media, and by others on the Humanities Net internet site, the History of Diplomacy (H-Diplo). The conflict concerns whether or not both academic historians and their reading public have been fully informed of documents surreptitiously copied from the closed archives of the former Soviet Union, and now under wraps in Russia. Berlinski’s initial article, A Hidden History of Evil, reported that historians in high places had ignored the documents made available by researcher Vladimir Bukovsky (once an inmate of a Soviet psychiatric hospital) and Soviet dissident Pavel Stroilov, the latter in exile in London. First noting the world-wide obsession with Nazism (neglecting even more numerous Soviet atrocities)…

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1 Comment »

  1. I left out the word “that” in my note to the reblogged version. The sentence should read “it is important that….”

    Comment by clarespark — April 9, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply


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