This outstanding new book lays bare the fundamental concepts needed to structure a cultural perspective on Soviet politics and history. The cultural approach is combined in it with a focus on the roles that leaders have played in the political process and in cultural change. In Robert C. Tucker s interpretation, the Soviet political culture arose ...
This outstanding new book lays bare the fundamental concepts needed to structure a cultural perspective on Soviet politics and history. The cultural approach is combined in it with a focus on the roles that leaders have played in the political process and in cultural change. In Robert C. Tucker s interpretation, the Soviet political culture arose under Lenin s aegis as a belief culture. The book traces its further development, from the post-Lenin 1920s to Stalin s violent revolution from above of the 1930s, and from Khrushchev s failed post-Stalin reform effort to the crisis of belief that came about under Brezhnev s conservative administration of the later 1960s and 1970s. Against this background, the book examines in depth and detail the ongoing fight under Gorbachev s leadership to reform the Soviet political culture and revive the citizens belief in the socialist project. Its up-to-date analysis of current changes in the USSR is based in part on the author s firsthand observation as an exchange scholar in Moscow in late 1986."
VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. HARDCOVER, VG+/VG+, W W Norton & Co Inc, 1987, 1st American Edition., 0.9 in. H x 8.4 in. L x 5.6 in. W, 15.4 oz. This copy has very mininmal signs of use, appears to have been very lightly read, is in Excellent Condition Overall.
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