The Wandering Count

“Now I understand there is some difference of opinion about the antisemitic intent of Count Ignatiev’s policies. Some would see them as anti-Jewish only to the extent they were a way of trying to keep peace and order among an antisemitic peasantry and thus actually to protect Jews from pogroms. But, as I also understand it, the more dominant line of interpretation from Western historians is less sympathetic to the Count.

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