Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 January 1986

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780195040166

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Rethinking the Soviet Experience

Politics and History since 1917

Stephen F. Cohen

This wide-ranging volume 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. Replacing simplistic explanations of Soviet development, Cohen challenges the popular view of the USSR as a totalitarian monolith and examines the possibilities for change that exist within the Soviet system today.