Oct 13, 2010

Contemporary Bolshevik physiology should be evaluated in the light of Russian history and culture as well as of the present environment. If one interprets happenings in Russia from the viewpoint of one of the Western democracies, with its long and hard-won traditions of emphasis on the rights of the individual, it is very difficult to arrive at any comprehension of the present events. To try to understand the Russians except against their own background and historical position leads only to confusion (...)
(Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists aug. 1952 p. 180-189)

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