[EconTalk] Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn

Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn

14/01/2019 by EconTalk: Russ Roberts

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=61864249
Episode: http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2019/KotkinSolzhenitsyn.mp3

Historian and author Stephen Kotkin of Princeton University and Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth.

Listen Date: 2019-03-17


  • In some ways, a very negative episode, in that it mostly bashes Stalin. Then again, Stalin deserves to be bashed.
  • I think the one thing this episode did was to make me think about Great Man Theories of History and want to explore them or their disproofs.


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