Totalitarian Physics & Moral Threshing

Jacob Howland

The New Criterion | 2018

Vasily Grossman’s Life & Fate depicts Communism and Fascism as ideological mirror-images, two quarreling heads on one great monster. Though this work is regarded as the War & Peace of the Soviet Union, most American readers still know next to nothing about Grossman’s masterwork.

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