After all is said and done, we only know that a famine happened, with mixed reasons. The desire to jack up the possible casualties reflects the politicized nature of these studies. The author also revisits the old trope of Stalin’s “intentional genocide of 3 million Ukrainians.” The figure applied Union-wide, where more than Ukrainians starved. Nor was it “intentional.” Crop failure was instrumental in the '’33 famine.
Nov 24 2012 - 4:30pm