11 Minutes With Jonathan Haslam, Part I


Jonathan Haslam is the George F. Kennan Professor at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey, and professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the former Soviet Union and his new book, The Spectre of War: International Communism and the Origins of World War II, is a re-examination of the diplomatic and geopolitical history leading to that conflict.

Contrary to the dominant historiographic trends, Haslam argues that fascism’s maniacal and racialized anti-communist ideology propelled the drive to war. I split this interview into two parts because Haslam’s original work is worth considering in detail.

Episode 23: Jonathan Haslam, Pt. 1
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