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Rahat Shahriar
Jul 17, 2022
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From my point of view, the importance of this book is different, since I Job Function Email List am obviously not its reader but its author. I was commissioned in 2020 and I wrote it in 2021. And what was really interesting to me was the fact that, with the collapse of the ussr , that story Job Function Email List had a beginning and an end. Normally, we write history and there is no end, it is a Job Function Email List continuous process that is sustained over time. But in this story we have a beginning and an end that can be clearly defined. That imposes a different perspective from that of other Job Function Email List historical episodes. And that is the interest for me: to take a step back and see that history as something finite and not as an ongoing project. Your father, Brian Fitzpatrick, was a prominent civil rights Job Function Email List activist as well as a democratic socialist who, as you said Job Function Email List yourself, liked to shock the bourgeoisie. How much did family background influence you in defining Soviet history as your field Job Function Email List of study? It influenced me, although not always directly. I would identify two very particular issues. One is that, as a teenager in the 1950s, I developed the kind of critique that young people Job Function Email List of that age make of every possible aspect of their parents' lives. In that sense, I began to challenge my father, not so much in his fundamental political beliefs –which were associated and deeply linked to Job Function Email List the struggle for civil liberties–, but in relation to something quite peripheral for him: his admiration for the USSR . Or at least his hope that the USSR was at some point worthy of such sentiment. I didn't know much about that experience, but like other people on the left I felt that the ussr probablyhe was being Job Function Email List smeared by the capitalist press and that led to some kind of support. I considered that he did not have enough information and that is why I peppered him a bit with my questions. However.
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