Robert Conquest

August 6 2015

Historian of Stalin’s Terror.

The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Thirties (1968, revised 1990).




Opposite of EH Carr and Eric Hobsbawm, though a communist in early life.

2 Responses to “Robert Conquest”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    Putin isn’t a mass murderer, merely a serial killer.

  2. davidderrick Says:

    This might leave Bernard Lewis (1916), William McNeill (1917, Toynbee’s biographer), Asa Briggs (1921) and Michael Howard (1922) as the oldest English-speaking historians.

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