The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991 by Angela Von Laue, Dr. Theodore Von Laue, Dmitri Baltermants

By Angela Von Laue, Dr. Theodore Von Laue, Dmitri Baltermants

The increase and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: RoutledgeСерия: resources in HistoryАвтор(ы): Richard SakwaЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1999Количество страниц: 528ISBN: 0-415-12289-9Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 2,92 mbDrawing on a variety of assets, together with eye-witness debts, authentic files, and fabrics that experience just recently come to gentle, the increase and Fall of the Soviet Union locations the Soviet adventure in ancient and comparative context. It offers a entire review of the Soviet Union from early reviews by means of Marx at the threat of Russia keeping off capitalism to the disintegration of the USSR in 1991.This source-book positive aspects numerous vital records released in complete for the 1st time, together with Lenin's letter of 1922 in regards to the church and fabrics at the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939. Gorbachev's makes an attempt to restore the method is mirrored in a couple of files, whereas fabrics on the subject of the coup of 1991 and the production of the Commonwealth of self sufficient States are reproduced nearly of their entirety. From a survey of the emergence of Marxism-Leninism to an research of the tumultuous occasions of the decade, this ebook is a useful connection with somebody drawn to Soviet heritage and politics. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Considering their views dangerous to his vision of dedicated revolutionism, they were condemned in forthright (if not theoretically very sound) terms by Lenin. Their views were also condemned by the Vekhi (Landmarks or Signposts) group, who published a collection of essays in 1909 repudiating revolutionism as a method and its false religiosity as a principle. Later we shall return to the views of one of the contributors to the volume, Nikolai Berdyaev. The notion of the ‘intelligentsia’ is a distinctively Russian category.

36). While the Populists had placed their hopes on the peasantry, the Russian Social Democrats understood that the working class would make a better instrument to free itself from tsarism. , p. 68). Anyone who rebels, like the socialists, only because the degenerate, idle masters are no longer capable of governing, demands only new, more capable masters; he blazes the trail for these new masters and thus does not weaken but strengthens oppression. This is what results from all the activity of the socialists.

Empiriocriticism’ wasdevised by the Prague physicist Ernst Mach and the Zurich philosopher Richard Avenarius in an attempt to reconcile the epistemological challenge of modern science with the classic materialist worldview, stressing the source of knowledge in sensation and obsen/ation. In the extract Bogdanov applies this philosophy to the problem of consciousness and organisation. His view that truth is conditioned by classes and class struggle infuriated Lenin, who responded by trying to impose much tighter ideological uniformity on the party.

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