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Robert Gerald Livingston

Hannes Adomeit, Imperial Overstretch: Germany in Soviet Policy from Stalin to Gorbachev (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1998 )

W.R. Smyser, From Yalta to Berlin: The Cold War Struggle over Germany (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999)

Angela E. Stent, Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse, and the New Europe (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Uni- versity Press, 1999)

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Jeffrey Kopstein

Gareth Pritchard, The Making of the GDR: From Anti-Fascism to Stalinism, 1945-1953 (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2000)

M.E. Sarotte, Dealing with the Devil: East Germany and Ostpolitik, 1969-1973 (Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001)

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David Meskill, Optimizing the German Workforce: Labor Administration from Bismarck to the Economic Miracle (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010) Reviewed by Gregory Baldi;

Jan-Werner Müller, Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011) Reviewed by John Bendix;

Douglas B. Klusmeyer and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany (New York: Berghahn Books, 2009) Reviewed by Suzanna M. Crage;

Derek Hastings, Catholicism & the Roots of Nazism: Religious Identity and National Socialism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) Reviewed by Robert P. Ericksen;

Review of Pertti Ahonen, Death at the Berlin Wall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) Reviewed by Hope M. Harrison;

Wolfgang Scholz, The Social Budget of Germany: Keeping the Welfare State in Perspective (Berlin: edition sigma, 2009) Reviewed by John Bendix;

Philip Broadbent and Sabine Hake, eds., Berlin. Divided City, 1945-1989(New York: Berghahn Books, 2010) Reviewed by Helge F. Jani;

Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (New York: Basic Books, 2010) Reviewed by Larson Powell

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of Peter Gourevitch’s grandparents, who as refugees first from Stalin’s Russia and then from Hitler’s Germany also found themselves trapped in Pétain’s France. Stories such as these echo all too loudly in Europe today, with its current debates over

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The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew

Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story

Peter Gourevitch

, such as Siberia. My grandmother, with whom my dad was quite close, was sent to Siberia in 1937 and survived. She spent sixteen years there before her release on Stalin’s death. Freed from police supervision of political prisoners upon “rehabilitation

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Introduction

History, Violence, and Steven Pinker

Mark S. Micale and Philip Dwyer

might at first seem illogical given that an estimated 160–180 million people were killed as a direct result of war and genocide—consider World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, and Pol Pot’s Cambodia—but Pinker argues that

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

line. 6 In the 1920s, Lenin and, following in his footsteps, Stalin and his allies, in their struggle for control of the Russian Communist Party and the Soviet Union, began to lay claim to the word pravil’nyy , usually translated as “correct,” to

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Nathan Bracher

and II, the Holocaust, Stalinism, and the atomic bomb. The “countless questions” stemming from the ongoing contemporaneity with these catastrophes are the object of this book, whose epistemological orientation is relatively well-defined at both the

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The Costs of German Division

A Research Report

Werner Pfennig, Vu Tien Dung, and Alexander Pfennig

Germany’s unification. As a response to Stalin’s note of March 1952, 16 the ministry set up a research council for questions of unification and its members did detailed studies, for example, on how to privatize East Germany’s state-planned economy after

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Mark S. Micale

magnitude of Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, or Stalin’s Soviet Union has had the capacity to threaten Western liberal democracies. Such reassuring assumptions, however, are misguided, because our current postcommunist world is far from nuclear-free. The Cold