A Normal Totalitarian Society: How the Soviet Union by Vladimir Shlapentokh

By Vladimir Shlapentokh

Shlapentokh undertakes a dispassionate research of the normal functioning of the Soviet method from Stalin's dying during the Soviet cave in and Russia's first post-communist decade. with no overlooking its repressive personality, he treats the USSR as a "normal" approach that hired either socialist and nationalist ideologies for the needs of technological and army modernization, upkeep of empire, and growth of its geopolitical strength. Foregoing the projection of Western norms and assumptions, he seeks to accomplish a clearer figuring out of a civilization that has at a loss for words its critics and its champions alike.

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