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Kristen R. Ghodsee

Kristen R. Ghodsee

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Kristen R. Ghodsee is Professor of Russian and East European Studies and a member of the Graduate Group in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of nine books, including Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism and Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism.

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    History at the Barricades

    Robert Skidelsky

    Optimists might claim that the West’s current history-fueled culture war reflects an enlightened moral sensibility. What has really happened is that yesterday’s imperial victors have lost their beliefs, while former losers are full of passionate convictions about the past.

    shows why today's heated debates about the past are as much a historiographical matter as a historical one.
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    Biden to the Rescue?

    Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and engineering an economic recovery are only two of the challenges facing new US President Joe Biden. Amid deep social divisions and the continued threat of right-wing extremist violence, Biden must also try to re-establish democratic political norms and restore trust in American leadership at home and abroad.

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