Jan Plamper’s The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power has been named the outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies awarded annually by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
A finding aid to the Yale Brozen papers is now available online. Those papers document the career of Yale Brozen, a professor of business economics at the University of Chicago from 1957 to 1987 and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
A February 2013 public opinion poll of citizens in the Russian Federation found that 36 percent of respondents considered the Soviet political system better than all others, a 7 percent rise over last year. Such data should make researchers want to analyze more closely the political development of the Russian Federation since 1991, in particular the continuing appeal of the Soviet form of government among a growing sector of the population.
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
Eleven more historic California recordings from Hoover collections have been digitized for California Light and Sound, a project of the California Preservation Program.
Penelope Van Tuyl, a Hoover Visiting Fellow and Deputy Director of the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) presented a talk entitled “Capturing and Preserving Documentary and Testimonial Evidence of Khmer Rouge Atrocity” at the 11th annual Hoover Archives Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes.