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It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past Hardcover – December 13, 2011
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Of course, since times of Ivan the Terrible the enslaving of Russian minds was carried on mainly by brutal force, while modern Western rulers prefer much softer instruments: generous welfare, exquisite politcorrectness, multicultural diversity, ecological care etc. Nevertheless, in spite of so different instruments, the resulting "profound change" of citizenry's views is quite similar. The book's sad title can be as deservedly applied now to many episodes of the Western history too, be it US bureaucracy's cold-blooded betrayal of some 12.Read more ›
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a brutal read, but important in understanding the Russia of today..Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
The author is friend of mine. It was the perfect book to read on a flight.Published 6 months ago by Ethan S. Burger
Great read for all those w trying to understand the Russians! Well written and well researched and great perspective added through out the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lee H.
I've recently read a biography of Mao, and a few years back The Road to Serfdom, with probably a pretty typical American's curiosity about how these things can happen. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Janet K. Marta
David Satter's "It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway" provides an excellent recap of defining events in Soviet and modern Russian history with a common... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John
History has a way of making itself known no matter how hard people in power try to hide the brutal past. Read morePublished 11 months ago by keetmom
Well written. Information provided very interesting. Conclusions reached by author problematic. If all nations atoned equally for past transgressions within and without, the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by V. Netupsky
Some things are hard for the human psyche to understand and acknowledge. This could explain the problem many Russians have in accepting the murderous rampages of the Chekists in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Matthew J. Brennan