Monday, March 4, 2019

Nina Krushcheva's 6 favorite books to help you understand the world

Nina Khrushcheva is Professor of International Affairs at New School University in New York. She is senior fellow of World Policy Institute and contributing editor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving PhD from Princeton University, she had a two-year research appointment at the School of Historical Studies of Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at NYU School of Law. Khrushcheva is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind. Her new book is In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones (with Jeffrey Tayler).

One of Khrushcheva's six favorite books to help you understand the world, as shared at The Week magazine:
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 by Stephen Kotkin (2015).

This second volume of Kotkin's planned Stalin trilogy has won numerous awards. Kotkin's account of the despot's career stands apart from others because he portrays Stalin as a product of the Russian political system, rather than the sole creator of Soviet dictatorship.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue