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A Soviet postmortem : philosophical roots of the "Grand Failure"

Author: Sigmund Krancberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse, it has become apparent that Sovietology failed, with a few praiseworthy exceptions, to understand the nature and fragility of the Soviet system. A Soviet  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krancberg, Sigmund, 1919-
Soviet postmortem.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1994
(OCoLC)651952688
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sigmund Krancberg
ISBN: 0847679276 9780847679270 0847679284 9780847679287
OCLC Number: 30357396
Description: xv, 166 pages ; c24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Wilson Carey McWilliams --
pt. 1. A Reappraisal of the Totalitarian Model: The Vertical Concepts. 1. Western Sovietology in Crisis --
pt. 2. A Reappraisal of the Totalitarian Model: The Horizontal Concepts. 2. The Unity of Theory and Practice in Historical Perspective. 3. The Corruption of Democratic Principles. 4. Controlling Individual Development and Behavior. 5. Soviet Philosophy. 6. The Profile of an Empire: The World Socialist System. 7. Conclusion: The Disintegration of the Soviet Union and the Journey into the Unknown.
Responsibility: Sigmund Krancberg ; with a foreword by Wilson Carey McWilliams.

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Philosophy and common sense, fact and reflection combine fruitfully in Sigmund Krancberg's book to give fresh and often fascinating insights into the whole Marxist-Leninist phenomenon. -- Robert Read more...

 
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