Lenin's Private War: The Voyage Of The Philosophy Steamer And The Exile Of The Intelligentsia
In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. 'We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking Old Russia's eminent men and their families away...
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (August 7, 2007)
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“Some ancient Greek cities sent thinkers who did not cohere with what everybody else was thinking into exile. Heraclitus complained about one city that the men should be hanged and the boys rule after forcing out the best man. Lesley Chamberlain has s...”
to what would become permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Lesley Chamberlain creates a rich portrait of this chilling historical moment, evoked with immediacy through the journals, letters, and memoirs of the exiles.