Robert Conquest

British historian and poet

George Robert Acworth Conquest (15 July 1917 – 3 August 2015) was a British-American historian and poet, notable for his influential works on Soviet history, including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s (1968).

Robert Conquest, 1987


  • Truth can thus only percolate in the form of hearsay.
  • On political matters basically the best, though not infallible, source is rumor …

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