[Marxism] Fwd: Timothy Snyder’s Lies | Jacobin

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Sep 9 07:51:22 MDT 2014


And so Snyder can have Hitler and Stalin collaborating in one another’s 
crimes at a time when they were at each other’s throat without pausing 
to explain how that could possible be. The effect is to suggest that the 
two regimes were morally equivalent while avoiding an overt engagement 
with the more unsavory implications associated with the concept of moral 
equivalence that arose during the famous historikerstreit of the 1980s.

This “historians’ quarrel” was sparked in Germany when the right-wing 
historian Ernst Nolte argued that Hitler’s war crimes should be seen, 
not as unprecedented, but, rather, as a response to Bolshevik excesses.

full: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/09/timothy-snyders-lies/



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