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Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg no, there is nothing correct in spiceyokkoko's point of view except it is his own unsubstatinated and off-topic neo-Nazi point of view.
Dec
11
comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg Steven commented after I posted the answer.
Dec
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comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Canageek historians point out that he took the scene of nattle in grain store from Vitaly Chuykov memoirs (who heared the story from Andrey Hussainov), but grossly perverted it and did not attribute the original source. It is also pointed out his libel on the 10th infantry division of NKVD who participated in that battle and lost nearly all of their people. Public opinion in Russsia is that if he lived in Russia the veterans could sue him in a court for slander.
Dec
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comment What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
@Felix Goldberg, regarding slanderous language, for example his claim that all Soviet soldiers drank methanol is based on one third-hand account by Vasiliy Grossman about once happened methanol poisoning. To take it in perspective: in the US South Pole base in 2000 was a methanol poisoning resulted in a death. Now imagine a book which would state thad all US polar employees are drunkards who drinks methanol once discovered.
Dec
10
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace the term is relevant for Russian empire of 19th-beginning 20th century. Regarding the US I am not sure that there were any estates in the US (except slavery of course).
Dec
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comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estates_of_the_realm
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comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@Mark C. Wallace nobility vs commoner is estate.
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answered What is the basis of Russian criticism of Antony Beevor's work?
Dec
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comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg yes. Create a question, please, and I will answer.
Dec
10
comment Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
@Yannis Rizos, does it mean he references Greek philosophy? LOL.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I read some controversial pieces by him.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I do not know, I did not read his books.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
@Felix Goldberg I just know what he writes and what sources he uses. He is not historian. He is propagandist.
Dec
10
comment Stalingrad - the German perspective?
Beevor is revisionist and anti-Soviet propagandist. You should not expect anything different from him.
Dec
10
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
@Jake Jay Arguably Hitler at the time already knew that he will invade Poland.
Dec
9
answered Chinese Hundred Schools of Thought and Ancient Greek Philosophy
Dec
8
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya's weaponry also was quite outdated (compared to Syria for example). He did not have moders anti-air missiles, and even for those weapons that he had he did not pay in time.
Dec
7
comment How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Libya had quite small army for a country of its size. What's the basis for a claim that he spent on military? On the other hand, huge spending on medical care are quite well documented.