On the Primacy of Ideology: Soviet Revisionists and Holocaust Deniers (In Response to Martin Malia)

  title={On the Primacy of Ideology: Soviet Revisionists and Holocaust Deniers (In Response to Martin Malia)},
  author={Michael David-Fox},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={105 - 81}
  • Michael David-Fox
  • Published 18 March 2004
  • Art
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
A fundamental irony lurks behind what Martin Malia calls our “sandbox Historikerstreit,” the latest, 21st-century reprise over the legacy of “revisionism” in Soviet history. This is a historians’ controversy Malia himself has done much to provoke in many outposts of public discussion. In a barrage of heated broadsides, Malia has issued the call for a postcommunist Vergangenheitsbewältigung with the field’s Sovietophilic scholarly past. These broadsides appeared in a wide array of publications… 

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