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    • Vodka Politics

    • Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State
    • By: Mark Lawrence Schrad
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded vodka as a tool of statecraft. Through a series of historical investigations stretching from Ivan the Terrible through Vladimir Putin, Vodka Politics presents the secret history of the Russian state itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Look Natasha! Moose and Squirrel are drunk!

    • By The Crunge on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $26.60