Robert Conquest, Sovietologist
of genius, has propagated it.
Since this young Sovietologist
first appeared in President George Bush Sr.
The strategy had been partly inspired by French Sovietologist
Helene Carrere d'Encausse who, in her book The Fragmented Empire, predicted the disintegration of the USSR as a result of Muslim minorities' revolt.
March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a rerun of the 1972 Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky match, two American Sovietologists
matched wits with Russia's top Sovietologist
An American Sovietologist
, a specialist in Russian history, told me about a curious episode.
His new Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is a career Sovietologist
who has never shown much interest in Latin America other than seeking opportunities to punish Cuba's Fidel Castro.
The great Sovietologist
Robert Conquest, writing in 1969, remarked that "[T]he Khrushchev interlude, however inadequate it appeared at the time, must now be looked back on as, comparatively speaking, a veritable Camelot" (Robert Conquest, "A Degenerate Dynasty: Michael Tatu," reprinted in his Tyrants and Typewriters: Communiques in the Struggle for Truth (Hutchinson, London, 1989), page 167.
Men like Sovietologist
Richard Pipes and Irving Kristol, publisher of CIA-funded Encounter magazine had argued that Soviet totalitarianism could not be beaten by compromise but rather by asserting American values.
To take just a sampling of Americanophiles, the late political scientist Raymond Aron, the art criti c and Sovietologist
Alain Besancon, the editor and intellectual Jean-Claude Casanova, the late historians Francois Furet and Annie Kriegel -- these were all French patriots who felt a need, faced with the Soviet threat, to put a lot of their eggs in the basket of the American way.
HAZARD, RECOLLECTIONS OF A PIONEERING SOVIETOLOGIST
(1987); EUGENE HUSKEY, RUSSIAN LAWYERS AND THE SOVIET STATE: THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOVIET BAR, 1917-1939 (1986); I DAVID H.
Leonard Schapiro was probably the most distinguished British Sovietologist
of the day.
Colton is a Harvard sovietologist
and director of that university's Russian Research Centre.