Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917

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Oxford University Press, 1986 - History - 222 pages
In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Stephen F. Cohen cuts through Cold War stereotypes of the Soviet Union to arrive at fresh interpretations of that country's traumatic history and its present-day political realities.
Cohen's lucidly written, revisionist analysis reopens an array of major historical questions. As he probes Soviet history, society, and politics, Cohen demonstrates how this country has remained stable during its long journey from revolution to conservatism. It the process, he suggests more enlightened approaches to American/Soviet relations. Based on the author's many years of study and research, including numerous visits to the USSR, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of world affairs today.
 

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Contents

Sovietology as a Vocation
3
2 Bolshevism and Stalinism
38
3 Bukharin NEP and the Idea of an Alternative to Stalinism
71
4 The Stalin Question Since Stalin
93
Soviet Reformism and Conservatism
128
Notes
158
Index
216
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Stephen F. Cohen is at Princeton University.

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