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The Russia anxiety : and how history can resolve it, Mark B. Smith

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The Russia anxiety : and how history can resolve it
Title
The Russia anxiety
Title remainder
and how history can resolve it
Statement of responsibility
Mark B. Smith
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With proof of election-meddling and the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin an ongoing conundrum, little wonder many Americans are experiencing what historian Mark B. Smith calls "the Russia Anxiety." This is no new phenomenon. Time and time again, the West has judged Russia on assumptions of its inherent cunning, malevolence, and brutality. Yet for much of its history, Russia functioned no differently-or at least no more dysfunctionally-than other absolutist, war-mongering European states. So what is it about this country that so often provokes such excessive responses? And why is this so dangerous? Russian history can indeed be viewed as a catalog of brutal violence, in which a rotation of secret police-from Ivan the Terrible's Oprichina to Andropov's KGB and Putin's FSB-hold absolute sway. However, as Smith shows, there are nevertheless deeper political and cultural factors that could lead to democratic outcomes. Violence is not an innate element of Russian culture, and Russia is not unknowable. From foreign interference and cyber-attacks to mega-corruption and nuclear weapons, Smith uses Russia's sprawling history to throw light on contemporary concerns. Smith reveals how the past has created today's Russia and how this past offers hints about its future place in the world-one that reaches beyond crisis and confrontation"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Mark B
Dewey number
327.47
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK66
LC item number
.S57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Western countries
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The Russia anxiety : and how history can resolve it, Mark B. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131069248
  • 31223131069255
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bear phantasmagoria : did history create the Russia anxiety? -- The destiny problem : what's the alternative to the 'black legend' of Russia's history? -- The narrative correction : what's really happened in the last 6,000 years? -- The dictatorship deception : does Russia's past offer democratic prospects? -- The terror moment : is Russia built on a history of violence? -- The Europe question : has Russia ever been part of the west? -- The empire relationship : is expansionism in Russia's DNA? -- The invader obsession : does history make Russians seek peace or war? -- The Stalin inheritance : should Russians remember the past or forget it? -- The Putin prospect : is Russia's future contained in her past?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780190886059
Lccn
2019019351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1088903916
Label
The Russia anxiety : and how history can resolve it, Mark B. Smith
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131069248
  • 31223131069255
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bear phantasmagoria : did history create the Russia anxiety? -- The destiny problem : what's the alternative to the 'black legend' of Russia's history? -- The narrative correction : what's really happened in the last 6,000 years? -- The dictatorship deception : does Russia's past offer democratic prospects? -- The terror moment : is Russia built on a history of violence? -- The Europe question : has Russia ever been part of the west? -- The empire relationship : is expansionism in Russia's DNA? -- The invader obsession : does history make Russians seek peace or war? -- The Stalin inheritance : should Russians remember the past or forget it? -- The Putin prospect : is Russia's future contained in her past?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 445 pages
Isbn
9780190886059
Lccn
2019019351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1088903916

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