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Russia under Kruschev
An Anthology from Problems of Communism

Edited By

Abraham Brumberg

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ISBN 9781032452937
April 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
672 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1962, Russia under Kruschev is a comprehensive collection of articles from Problems of Communism, a journal published by U.S. Information Agency. These provide a chronological and thematic commentary on internal developments in Soviet Union varying from the changes in official ideology to the latest development in Soviet agriculture. They provide the broadest picture of the political, economic, and cultural trends of Kruschev’s Russia, and represent a galaxy of writing talent including work by Carew Hunt, Lowenthal, Avon, Dallin, de Jouvenel, Peter Wiles and others. This is an interesting read for scholars of Russian history and Soviet history.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Ideological Setting 1. Introduction 2. The Importance of Doctrine 3. National Interest: Key to Soviet Politics 4. The Logic of One -Party Rule 5. Ideology: The Fourth Stage Part II: KTO-KAVO? The Politics of the Struggle for Power 1. Introduction 2. Anatomy of Tyranny: Khrushchev’s Attack on Stalin 3. The Permanent Revolution is On Again? 4. What happened to "Collective Leadership"? 5. The Nature of Khrushchev’s Power 6. The Twenty-Second Party Congress Part III: The Economy: Problems, Prospects 1. Introduction 2. Blat is Higher than Stalin 3. Taxes and the Soviet Citizens 4. The Soviet Industrial Reorganization 5. Communism in a Hurry: The ‘Time Factor’ in Soviet Economics Part IV: The Society 1. Introduction 2. Equality and Inequality Under Khrushchev 3. "…But some are more equal than others" 4. The Current Status of the Soviet Worker 5. The Peasant, The Party and the System 6. Soviet Nationality Policy Perspective 7. Communism and Anti- Semitism Part V: The Literary Scene 1. Introduction 2. Soviet Literary Criticism: Past and Present 3. The "Literary Opposition" 4. The Struggle Goes on 5. Recent Soviet Literature 6. Poems from the Underground 7. The Conscience of a Generation – A commentary Part VI: Miscellanea 1. Introduction 2. Socialist Reality: The Road Uphill 3. Recent Soviet Historiography 4. The Soviet Theatre Part VII: Whither Russia? 1. Introduction 2. An Empire in Convulsion: A Commentary 3. Soviet Society in Transition 4. The Import of Ideological Diversity 5. Social Welfare in the USSR 6. Why the Changes? 7. Facts and Polemics 8. The Logic of Economics 9. The Consumer and the System 10. Ideology, Power, and Welfare 11. The Glorious Future: Realities and Chimeras 12. Totalitarianism Without Coercion? Contributions

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