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The Russia Anxiety: And How History Can Resolve It

The Russia Anxiety: And How History Can Resolve It (Hardback)

By Smith, Mark B.

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Russia is an exceptional country, the biggest in the world. It is both European and exotic, powerful and weak, brilliant and flawed. Why are we so afraid of it? Time and again, we judge Russia by unique standards. We have usually assumed that it possesses higher levels of cunning..., malevolence and brutality. Yet the country has more often than not been a crucial ally, not least against Napoleon and in the two world wars. We admire its music and its writers. We lavish praise on the Russian soul. And still we think of Russia as a unique menace. What is it about this extraordinary country that consistently provokes such excessive responses? And why is this so dangerous? Mark B. Smith's remarkable new book is a history of this 'Russia Anxiety'. Whether Russia has been ally or enemy, superpower or failing state, it has always had a exceptional status in our imagination.
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ISBN 9780241312766
Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241312766
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 16 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Mark B.
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
European History
Social & Cultural History
International Relations
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 320.947
Weight 723g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts Other, HISTORY / Revolutionary
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly