Beschreibung"Is there a Western world leader whose reputation has not been re-analysed and reassessed, usually to his or her detriment?" With this question, Harold Shukman introduces "Redefining Stalinism," a collection of articles published 50 years after Stalin's death. With the opening of Soviet archives to an unprecedented degree since the demise of the USSR, totalitarian and revisionist arguments about Stalin and the Stalinist system can be more closely explored. Topics range from a survey of recent Western views of Stalin's Russia, to an account of Stalin's approach to intelligence, two separate analyses of totalitarianism, the politics of obligation, the cult of the dead in Soviet political memory, and the de-mythologising of Stalin in the years immediately following his death.
InhaltsverzeichnisStalinism and the Soviet State Order, Robert Service; Stalinism, Totalitarian Society and the Politics of "Perfect Control" Felix Patrikeeff; Stalin's Politics of Obligation, Jeffrey Brooks; Stalin and Foreign Intelligence Christopher Andrew and Julie Elkner; Stalin's Martyrs - The Tragic Romance of the Russian Revolution, Michael G. Smith; From Stalinism to Post-Stalinism - De-Mythologizing Stalin, 1953-56, Polly Jones; Recent Western Views of Stalin's Russia - Social and Cultural Aspects, John Keep
Untertitel: 'Cass Series--Totalitarian Move'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: F CASS PUBN
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 180 Seiten