Russian-soviet History: the March Backwards

The new book of Françoise Thom, La marche à rebours. Regards sur l'histoire soviétique et russe, Sorbonne université presses, 2021, is a sum in which the author reassesses Russian and Soviet history in light of the numerous discoveries that the opening of many archives and the emergence of many...

The Irresistible Attraction of Authoritarianism

Anne Applebaum, Democracies in Decline: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, Doubleday, 2020 (French translation by Aude de Saint-Loup and Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat. Paris, Grasset, 2021) "When the conditions are favorable, any society can turn against democracy" The seduction of authoritarianism seems irresistible today. Anne Applebaum describes the mechanisms of the twilight...

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