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Nov 26, 2005 7:59 pm


POLES RELEASE SOVIET PLANS FOR W.W.III.



This is unbelievable good news and not only for Cold War historians. They may be just what the doctor ordered to all those who argue that the Cold War was nothing but a myth.

It may also be what the doctor ordered for Russians nostalgic for the good old days. As Robin Shepherd points out in a Financial Times column entitled "Russia's misplaced pride holds back democracy," democracy is being lost in Russia by the absence of"a serious and wide ranging debate about the Soviet past: the horrors of Lenin and Stalin; the psychiatric prisons for dissidents later on; the vast corruption and the bloodstained tyranny of Soviet imperialism." Analysis of the Soviet view of the Cold War can also serve a similar purpose.



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