Making Peace in El Salvador
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But the Slavophile portrayal of the United States, Gleason says, was less important than the anti-Americanism of radi- cal intellectuals such as Peter Lavrov. Thoughts of the United States as the land of freedom were increasingly abandoned as the 19th century wore on. The corruption of the Gilded Age and the course of industri- alization made it seem to Rus- sian radicals that Americans...