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Repression Depression

Today I went on a pretty enlightening field trip to the Butovo Shooting Range and… damn.

About 20760 people were killed here between August 1937 and October 1938 after the infamous… 218 more words


'The jungle law of capitalism': economics of encirclement

Note: starting with this post, all blog posts will use endnotes rather than in-line citations, and the bibliographic style will be switched from MLA to Chicago. 3,083 more words


Quaker Valley yearbook includes student quotes from Hitler, Stalin, Islamic State leader

Quotations attributed in the Quaker Valley High School yearbook to a terrorist and two of history’s most notorious mass murderers — Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin … 12 more words

Modern Day Towers of Babel - Lessons from the Soviet Union Man-made Famines

In the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel, mankind busied themselves with building a giant tower stretching up to heaven, united in a common goal of reaching high enough in the firmament to achieve the status of God. 2,138 more words


Book Review: The Yid by Paul Goldberg

Title: The Yid

Author: Paul Goldberg

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Russia, Jewish, Novel, Literature, Contemporary

Publisher: Picador

Published: February 2, 2016… 602 more words

Book Reviews


In the spring semester 2016, I audit the Russian History seminar conducted by Dr. Jo in the Department of Western History, Seoul National University. Every Tuesday seven future-scholars gather and discuss about various, multi-layered aspects of Stalinism, or the Stalinist period from 1928 to 1953, drawing on literature and researches written largely in English. 124 more words