Chronicles Magazine Russia

  • VIEWS

    Willing Belief

    William James was much concerned about "faith-tendencies," which he defined as "extremely active psychological forces, constantly outstripping evidence." The Gorbachev era fully confirms his apprehensions.

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  • Correspondence

    Soviet Agitprop Implodes

    Though it gets harder to remember with every passing day, one of the long-established premises of the recently ended Cold War was the notion that both the Soviet Union and the U.S.A. were engaged in an ideological battle for the minds and souls...

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  • REVIEWS

    The City Beat

    Red Love is "third generation Leninist" porno star Suzie Sizzle's yet-unmade dream project, the love story of her aunt and uncle, the Rosenberg-like spies Dolly and Solly Rubell.

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  • REVIEWS

    Fiddling Around

    All of the enchantment of the violin and its repertory, the provenance of Russia and specifically of Odessa, the pedagogy of Leopold Auer (who also taught Jascha Heifetz, Efrem Zimbalist, and Toscha Seidel), and decades of international...

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