Author: Kristy Ironside

When, in late January 1958, newspapers joyfully heralded the advent of a “cash-and-goods lottery” ( denezhno-veshchevaia lotereia ) in Soviet Russia, citing the “numerous requests” for a new lottery the government had allegedly received in recent months, it surely raised some eyebrows. 1 Only

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Peter Baumann

1 Introduction Keith DeRose’s impressive recent The Appearance of Ignorance has much to say about many topics—and more than can be dealt with at article length. I will focus here on DeRose’s very own analysis of and solution to the lottery problem. It so happens that I agree with a lot of

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: North, Michael

The lottery (from Italian lotto, French lot, “share,” “lot”) developed as a game of chance (Gambling) in the early modern period. Before this, it was customary in cities of northern Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries for public offices to be awarded by sortition, with lots drawn from a leather

Author: Keith DeRose

of the solution to skepticism from Chapter 1 are carefully explained and defended from objections. Chapter Five concerns lotteries, and specifically the “Harman lottery puzzle.” (1) Why does it seem that we don’t know we will lose a lottery, while it seems we do know other things with respect to

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Keith DeRose

which it is natural to, and seems true to, ascribe to someone “knowledge” that they have lost a lottery, even though their belief that they lost is really insensitive; see 2017: 157–159). By contrast, I don’t know how to explain this on Sosa’s confusion account. Here our speaker says that Nico knows

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Sophie Raux
Lotteries, Art Markets, and Visual Culture examines lotteries as devices for distributing images and art objects, and constructing their value in the former Low Countries. Alongside the fairs and before specialist auction sales were established, they were an atypical but popular and large-scale form of the art trade. As part of a growing entrepreneurial sensibility based on speculation and a sense of risk, they lay behind many innovations. This study looks at their actors, networks and strategies. It considers the objects at stake, their value, and the forms of visual communication intended to boost an appetite for ownership. Ultimately, it contemplates how the lottery culture impacted notions of Fortune and Vanitas in the visual arts.

: Kang Jin-A 강진아, “Hanmal ch'aep'yoŏpkwa hwasang tongsunt'aeho: 20 sekich'o tongasia muyŏk net'ŭwŏk'ŭwa hankuk 韓末彩票業과華商 同順泰號: 20세기초 동아시아 무역네트워크와 한국 [Lottery Business in Korea and the Overseas Chinese Company Tongshuntai: East Asian Trade Network and Korea in the beginning of 20th century],” Journal of

In: Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives
Poalei Zion Archive

The Poalei Zion Archive, held by the Russian Centre of Conservation and Study of Records for Modern History (formerly the Central Party archive) in Moscow, is now available for the first time in convenient, fully indexed microfiche format from IDC Publishers. We offer this archive collection on microfiche together with an electronic guide in two languages. This archive material, which has been inaccessible for the last 70 years (being assigned to the category of secret documents), is now available for research.

Poalei Zion (Labour Zionism) in Russia and the USSR
Poalei Zion was one of the organizations in the worldwide Zionist movement which, unlike the others, made active use of the slogans of Socialism. The Poalei Zion groups emerged in Russia in 1890 as clandestine organizations, were legalized following the revolution of 1917, and were active in the USSR until 1928 when the NKVD (forerunner of the KGB) arrested many members of these organizations. Their basic goal was to create a Jewish national state and to move Jews from all over the world to Palestine. In order to fulfil the emigrants' political aims, the Jewish Social-Democratic (from 1923, “Communist”) Labour Party of Poalei Zion organized a vast network of Jewish Poalei-Zionist clubs, libraries, schools, trade unions, cooperatives and cultural centres, and published numerous newspapers, journals, brochures and books in the printing houses of Moscow, Petrograd, Kiev, Minsk, Odessa and Berdichev.

Hidden archive collection
The Poalei Zion documents now in the Central Party Archive were received from the Archive of Revolution and Foreign Policy in the 1930s, and from the Kiev Provincial Historical Archive in the 1940s. Part of the material came directly from the KGB Archive in Lubianka in recent years. The NKVD confiscated the documents of Poalei Zion for use as evidence in the 1920s, when many members of this organization were arrested.
For years, fond 272 "Poalei Zion organizations in the USSR (1917-1928)" was not processed and the documents were kept simply in unordered piles. Only in 1987 were the documents completely systematized in 758 files and described in three inventories ( opisi). However, even then the fond did not enter scholarly circulation, since it was still assigned to the category of secret documents. Only since 1990 have researchers been able to study the documents of Poalei Zion.

Various historical materials
The Archive of Poalei Zion sheds light on various issues of social history: the emigration of the Jewish population of various countries to Palestine and the activities of various Jewish parties and organizations.
• It includes the documents of Jewish political parties and organizations such as the Jewish Social-Democratic (from 1923, 'Communist') Labour Party of Poalei Zion (Russian abbreviation: ESDRP - EKRP Poalei Zion); the Jewish Communist Party of Poalei Zion (EKP Poalei Zion); the United Jewish Socialist Labour Party; the Jewish Party of Socialist-Territorialists; the Jewish Socialist (from 1923, “Communist”) Union of Working Youth ( Ugend Poalei Zion) affiliated with the first two parties listed above; the Central Jewish Club, and also of the Palestine Labour Foundation, etc.
• The archive includes works and correspondence of prominent leaders of the World Zionist movement, among them two Israeli presidents (born in Eastern Europe) Ben Gurion and Ben Zvi; B. Borokhov, the ideologist of Russian Zionism; as well as by other figures active in the Palestine movement.
• The archive contains a large collection of national and local newspapers and journals, which now have great rarity value.
• In addition to political literature, there are also works of creative artistic writing, for instance a collection of poetry by the well-known poet David Hofstein, with illustrations by Marc Chagall (1922).
• Volumes or other collections of documents located in the central state archives of the USSR; works prepared for publication in 1926-1927, including Iz istorii Evreiskoi kommunisticheskoi rabochei partii ( From the History of the Jewish Communist Labour Party), and O poalei-tsionistskoi mysli za 20 let ( On Poalei-Zionist Thought over 20 Years).
• Special sheets of signatures have been preserved, as have postage stamps, lottery tickets and receipt books showing specific sums received from organizations and individuals.

Most of the material (55-60%) is in Yiddish, 20-25% in Russian, and 15-20% in Hebrew. There are several documents in either German, French, Arabic, Ukrainian or Polish. The Yiddish documents have been annotated and the annotations are attached to the corresponding materials. There are no Poalei Zion documents from before 1917 in RTsKhIDNI.

The Russian Centre of Conservation and Study of Records for Modern History, Rossiiskii tsentr khraneniia I izucheniia dokumentov noveishei istorii, or RTsKhIDNI), founded in October 1991, is the custodian of the extensive archival collections of the former Central Party archive. From 1920 until 1991 the Central Party Archive existed as an integral part of the scholarly research centre of the Russian Communist Party, which was known as the Institute of Marxism-Leninism ( Institut Marksizma-Leninizma) in Moscow.
The centre possesses the richest collection of documents and materials on the social and political history of Russia and many countries in Europe, Asia and America. It contains more than 1.6 million files, 9,300 photos and 28,000 feet of film. Here are to be found the documents of various political parties, (both social-democratic and communist), and international organizations, the correspondence of well-known political figures, and historical evidence of the French revolution of the eighteenth century, the 1848 revolutions in Europe and the First, Second and Third Internationals.

This collection includes the sections:
Correspondence of Central Committee ESDRP with Regional Organizations
Documents on the History of ESDRP - Periodicals and Serials published by ESDRP
Jewish Communist Party of Poalei Zion, the United Jewish Socailist Labour Party
Jewish Social-Democratic Labour Party ESDRP
Sections of Central Committee of ESDRP: Military, Financial, Cultural, ...
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Author: Trépanier

‘WE’ AND EMPEDOCLES’ COSMIC LOTTERY: P. STRASB . GR. INV. 1665 - 1666, ENSEMBLE A by S. TRÉPANIER “Soy de un país vertiginoso donde la lotería es parte principal de la realitad . . .” J.L. Borges, La lotería en Babilonia A bstract This paper presents an alternative interpretation and

In: Mnemosyne