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The Soviet crucible; Soviet government in theory and practice.

Author: Samuel Hendel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [1959]
Series: Political science series.
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Hendel, Samuel, 1909-1984.
Soviet crucible.
Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [1959]
(OCoLC)577935636
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Hendel
OCLC Number: 504813
Description: xiii, 594 pages 24 cm.
Contents: I. TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE U.S.S.R. --
1. A plea for objectivity --
The devil and Soviet Russia / Harold J. Berman --
II. THE HERITAGE --
2. The tsarist heritage --
The Soviet Union cannot escape Russian history / William Henry Chamberlin --
From 1857 to 1914 / George Vernadsky --
III. THE THEORY --
3. The role of theory --
The priority of power / W.W. Rostow --
The importance of doctrine / R.N. Carew Hunt --
4. Marxism --
Manifesto of the Communist Party / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels --
A contribution to the critique of political economy / Karl Marx --
The materialist conception of history / George Plekhanov --
The role of the individual in history / George Plekhanov --
Marx's economic doctrine / V.I. Lenin --
The philosophic and economic theories of Karl Marx / R.N. Carew Hunt --
A brief psychological critique / Sigmund Freud --
5. Marxism into Leninism --
Bolshevism before 1917 / Merle Fainsod --
What is to be done? / V.I. Lenin --
State and revolution / V.I. Lenin --
Lenin and communism / George H. Sabine --
German Marxism and Russian communism / John Plamenatz --
6. Ends and means --
Communist ethics / V.I. Lenin --
Their morals and ours / Leon Trotsky --
Why I am not a Communist / Morris Raphael Cohen --
"Power tends to corrupt..." / Harold J. Laski --
IV. TOWARD THE BOLSHEVIK TRIUMPH --
7. War and revolutions --
The Russian revolutions of 1917 / John C. Curtiss --
8. The crushing of opposition --
Defeat in victory / Isaac Deutscher --
The origin of the Communist autocracy / Leonard Schapiro --
V. TOWARD THE DICTATORSHIP OF STALIN --
9. The triumph of Stalin --
Stalin / Isaac Deutscher --
"Testament" / V.I. Lenin --
The revolution betrayed / Leon Trotsky --
Trotskyism / John Plamenatz --
Reflections on the Russian Revolution / Sidney Hook --
VI. THE SOVIET POLITICAL SYSTEM --
10. The Soviet constitution --
Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics --
11. Myth and reality --
On the new Soviet constitution / Joseph V. Stalin --
The pattern of Soviet democracy / G.F. Aleksandrov --
The polity of oligarchy / Frederick L. Schuman --
Official returns on 1958 election to Supreme Soviet / Central Election Commission --
12. The role of terror --
Terror as a system of power / Merle Fainsod --
Stalin and the cult of the individual / Nikita S. Khrushchev --
13. Who rules in Russia? --
Who rules in Soviet society? / E.H. Carr --
The new class / Milovan Djilas --
The Party in the post-Stalin era / Merle Fainsod --
14. The problem of succession --
Fatal flaw in the Soviet System / Harrison E. Salisbury --
VII. THE SOVIET ECONOMIC SYSTEM --
15. On the reliability of Soviet statistics --
Comment on Soviet economic statistics / Maurice Dobb --
Problems of analyzing and predicting Soviet behavior / John S. Reshetar --
16. On the tempo of industrialization --
On Soviet industrialization / Joseph V. Stalin --
On the character of the Soviet economy / Bertrand de Jouvenel --
17. Recent developments: the Soviet view --
Report of the Central Committee to the 20th Party Congress / Nikita S. Khrushchev --
Summary of projected seven-year plan for 1959-1965 / New York Times --
18. Recent developments: some other appraisals --
From the fourth five-year plan to the sixth / Maurice Dobb --
Recent trends in the Soviet economy / Joseph A. Kershaw --
Dimensions of the Soviet economic challenge / Allen W. Dulles --
Russia's bold new plan / Harry Schwartz --
VIII. THE SOCIAL IMPACT AND THE PROSPECTS OF SOVIET TOTALITARIAN CONTROLS --
19. Some premises and problems of Soviet society --
How the Soviet system works / Raymond A. Bauer, Alex Inkeles, and Clyde Kluckhohn --
The new Soviet man / "L." --
The Communists also have their problems / Allen W. Dulles --
20. Twilight of totalitarianism? --
Russia in transition / Isaac Deutscher --
The durability of Soviet despotism / Bertram D. Wolfe --
Soviet society in transition / Raymond Aron.
Series Title: Political science series.
Responsibility: Edited with introductory notes by Samuel Hendel.

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