In Defense of Timasheff's Great Retreat

  title={In Defense of Timasheff's Great Retreat},
  author={Matthew E. Lenoe},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={721 - 730}
  • Matthew E. Lenoe
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
In the preceding commentaries, Nicholas Timasheff has been raked over the coals. Hoffmann criticizes him for failure to grasp just how serious Stalin et al. were about building “socialism.” Dobrenko does not deign to address Timasheff ’s arguments at all, beyond critiquing both him and Hoffmann for failing to understand that discourse and ideology are “reality.” Brooks indicts Timasheff as an apologist for Stalin. It is an easy game to take apart a work that was written 60 years ago without… Expand
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