Moralism versus Science

  • Geoffrey Hosking


Since coming to the West, Zinoviev has been prone to make some very absolutist claims about the superiority of his scientific understanding of the Soviet Union. Denouncing the studies of western sovietologists as ‘the work of charlatans’, he has asserted


Moral Statement Scientific Claim Historical Interpretation Soviet Society Dirty Trick 
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    Interview with George Urban, Encounter vol. 42, no. 4 (April 1984), pp. 13, 15.Google Scholar
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    Robert C. Tucker, Stalinism: Essays in Historical Interpretation ( New York: Norton, 1977 ) p. 75.Google Scholar

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