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Putin's Wars by Marcel H. Van Herpen
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Entscheidung in Kiew by Karl Schlögel
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The Taste of Ashes by Marci Shore
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Marci Shore didn't write a beautiful book, but rather a fascinating book. If you, like me, visit former Eastern Europe regulary, you feel that you are 'on the road'. We call that 'transition'. But the proper title would be 'Once Upon a Time in the Ea ...more
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Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925 by Leah Dickerman
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I 'read' and browsed this book with love and amazement. My compagnion in reading was Ortega y Gasset, the dehumanization of art. This story about the stunning invention of the abstract and abstract art. I feel that's the most impressive and revealing ...more
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Der Russland-Reflex by Irina Scherbakowa
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In the midst of Putin's agression and internation turmoil this is a sometimes desperate effort to come to terms with this world by two leading historians and intellectuals. Sherbakowa is realy desillusioned and gives us a picture of current Russia th ...more
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Ruud Meij is on page 190 of 384 of The Taste of Ashes: Marci Shore, married with Thimothy Snyder, writes a book on what I consider our most important transition in recent human history: from totalitarianism to ... yes, to what? I consider this a riddle. Sometimes you loose track in Marci's stories, but I still kept reading. This is unknown territory - the Wild East. One day we will be greateful for this book, when we enter the era of Once Upon a Time in the East.
Ruud Meij is on page 190 of 384 of The Taste of Ashes: Once Upon a Time in the East.
The Taste of Ashes by Marci Shore
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" Think about this book as 'Once upon a time in the East'. Entering unknown territory this kind of stories is maybe the best we can get. Better than a s ...more "
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