chapter  1
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Grappling with Social Realities: Moshe Lewin and the Making of Social History

For a long time, studying Soviet society seemed an impossible task. For many, in fact, understanding the Soviet Union was not simply a question of knowledge, since political and social issues, even civilisation itself, were at stake. Hence it was a topic far too important to be left to researchers. Would a sane person leave war to the military alone?