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|Genre/Form:||Conference papers and proceedings
|Material Type:||Conference publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Conquest; Paul Hollander
|Notes:||"A collection of original essays and case studies about various types and aspects of contemporary political violence inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Conquest"--Page 4 of cover.
Papers based on a conference held Novermber 6-7, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
|Description:||258 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||pt. I. Soviet communism --
Joshua Rubenstein : the reception of Robert Conquest's The great terror --
Norman M. Naimark : Stalin and the question of Soviet genocide --
Stephen F. cohen : the victims return : Gulag survivors under Khrushchev --
Mark Kramer : leadership succession and political violence in the USSR following Stalin's death --
John B. Dunlop : post-communist political violence : the poisoning of aleksandr Litvinenko --
Lee Edwards : the mass media in the serice of Soviet communism and in post-communist Russia --
pt. II. Comparative perspectives --
Arthur Waldron : managed spontaneity in rural political violence in China --
Maria C. Werlau : political repression in Castro's Cuba : policies, institutions and victims --
Mark Falcoff : revolutions and revolutionary ideologies in Latin America --
Anthony Daniels : western perceptions of postcolonial violence in Africa --
Ibn Warraq : apologists of totalitarianism : from communism to Islam --
David Pryce-Jones : the roots of Arab and Muslim violence.
|Responsibility:||edited by Paul Hollander.|
"Political Violence focuses on some of the lowest points of a 20th century marked by extremes, where ideological storms - primarily but not exclusively Marxist - drove human beings in large numbers