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Moshe Lewin BA, Ph.D, (born in Wilno, Poland in 1921) is a scholar of Russian and
Soviet History. He was a
major figure in the revisionist school of Historiography of the Cold
Of Jewish origin, Lewin's parents were victims of the Holocaust, and in his youth, Lewin worked
as a collective farm worker in the USSR and an
officer in the Soviet army.
In 1945, he emigrated to Israel where his political ideas leaned towards
Lewin received his B.A. from Tel Aviv University, Israel in
1961, and, under the supervision of Roger Portal, his Ph.D from Sorbonne, Paris in 1964. He acted as Director of Study at
hautes études, Paris, from 1965-66, as a senior fellow at Columbia
University from 1967-68, as a research professor at Birmingham University, England from 1968-1978, and as a professor at
the University of Pennsylvania
where he worked until 1995 when he retired and became a Professor
- Russian Peasant and Soviet Power (1968)
- Lenin's Last Struggle (1968)
- Political Undercurrents in Soviet Economic Debates: From
Bukharin to the Modern Reformers, Princeton University Press
- The Making of the Soviet System (1985)
- The Gorbachev Phenomenon (1988)
- Stalinism and the Seeds of Soviet Reform: the Debates of
the 1960s (1991)
- Russia--USSR--Russia : the Drive and Drift of a
- Stalinism and Nazism : Dictatorships in
Comparison (co-edited with Ian Kershaw, 1997).
- The Soviet Century (2005).
Roland Lew, "Moshe Lewin, historien de la Russie soviétique," Revue
des études slaves, vol. 66, n° 1, 1994, p. 61.