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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Moshe Lewin » 0 characters This isn't a book for beginners There's an assumption that the reader has a certain level of knowledge about the Soviet Union which I do not possess so it was heavy going for me but very much worth the effort Le

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Moshe Lewin Moshe Lewin » 0 characters Part of this year's Russian Revolution centenary read VERSO runs a whole awesome series Check versobookscomTotal must read in fact In the word's of Eric fucking Hobsbawm His reflections on the Soviet Century are an important contribution to emancipating Soviet history from the ideological heritage of the last century and should b

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    review The Soviet Century Moshe Lewin » 0 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Moshe Lewin Very dense but a deep dive into the Soviet system Best read after something like The Soviet Experiment Russia the USSR and the Successor States

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Essential to understanding the socio economic dynamics of Stalinism Post Stalinism and the bureaucratic apparatus around the party an

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Great book for those who already know the basic facts of Soviet history; for introductory histories I would consider looking elsewhereBrilliant

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    Moshe Lewin » 0 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Moshe Lewin review The Soviet Century It is basically a sort of crititiue of Stalinism and its reflects on the Soviet history However ı think authori

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century A very sophisticated and nuanced view of certain topical aspects of Stalinism and neo stalinism

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Moshe Lewin » 0 characters It’s hard for people’s reaction to the USSR not to become a Rorschach test A centuries worth of fighting it out in the public sphere has ingrained rigid perceptions about what the USSR was Lewin’s book is

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Moshe Lewin Moshe Lewin » 0 characters Review of Moshe Lewin’s “The Soviet Century”My overall assessment of this book is that the author tries so hard to be free of a

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    PDF/EPUB The Soviet Century Moshe Lewin » 0 characters Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Moshe Lewin Moshe Lewin's great tome The Soviet Century is about neither the people of the Soviet Union nor the ideologies that drove them Instead it is a book about the institutions of the USSR from before the start of Stalin's rule through to its collapse The book is not written chronologically but rather split into three parts one about the Soviet Union under Stalin one about the country from the 1960s on and one situating it in histori

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The Soviet Century Summary ✓ 0 review The Soviet Century The USSR may no longer exist but its history remains highly relevant perhaps today so than ever Yet it is a history which for a long time proved impossible to write not simply due to the lack of accessible documentation but also because it lay at the heart of an ideological confrontation which obscured the reality of the Soviet regimeIn The Soviet Century Moshe Lewin traces this h. Part of this year s Russian Revolution centenary read VERSO runs a whole awesome series Check versobookscomTotal must read in fact In the word s of Eric fucking Hobsbawm His reflections on the Soviet Century are an important contribution to emancipating Soviet history from the ideological heritage of the last century and should be essential reading for all who wish to understand itNothing to add really Ok a little Russian archive and a massive wealth of administrative data and statistics based deep dives into the intricacies of Stalin s paranoid and murderous bureaucracy of the 1930s and 40s Khrushchev s de Stalinization and state and party apparatus governance reform processes post 1953 the establishment and rise of the KGB under Andropov dissidents and political opening in the 70s and 80s Gorbachev and well the rest is history The final part of the book analyses the development from about Lenin s What is to be done the failed Revolution in 1905 to Gorbachev within the broader historical context beyond the usual partisan glorifications or broad brush rejection of anything Soviet

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The Soviet Century Summary ✓ 0 review The Soviet Century Istory in all its complexity drawing widely upon archive material previously unavailable Highlighting key factors such as demography economics culture and political repression Lewin guides us through the inner workings of a system which is still barely understood In the process he overturns widely held beliefs about the USSR’s leaders the State Party system and the Soviet bureau. Great book for those who already know the basic facts of Soviet history for introductory histories I would consider looking elsewhereBrilliant broad strokes account of the Soviet Union each part is better than the last If you re like me and have read several books on the Stalin era already Fitzpatrick Getty etc then Part One will likely not contain anything surprising I found the next two parts of the book much interesting especially Part Three Lewin s account of the party bureaucracy economic stagnation and the transformation of Soviet politics is both eye opening and entertaining I disagree with some of the conclusions and would image that Dr Lewin and I would diverge on a number of political uestions but I highly recommend this book nonetheless

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The Soviet Century Summary ✓ 0 review The Soviet Century Cracy the “tentacled octopus” which held the real powerDeparting from a simple linear history The Soviet Century takes in all the continuities and ruptures that led via a complex route from the founding revolution of October 1917 to the final collapse of the late 1980s and early 1990s passing through the Stalinist dictatorship and the impossible reforms of the Khrushchev years. It s hard for people s reaction to the USSR not to become a Rorschach test A centuries worth of fighting it out in the public sphere has ingrained rigid perceptions about what the USSR was Lewin s book is not a place to begin if you re unfamiliar with these legendary intimidating arguments Thankfully this is probably the first book I ve read on this subject that effectively cuts through all of this It s dense but very insightful For me one revelatory aspect was the tension between party and the state bureaucracy The neutering of the party meant there was no democratic force that could counter the emerging and powerful bureaucracy As a conseuence there was no alternate power structure to debate necessary but difficult reforms effectively meaning new ideas had to make their way though a bureaucracy which had developed an obsessive centralism and hierarchy Not a conducive environment for the risky and bold ideas the USSR would come to cry out for Lewin gives plenty of evidence to suggest people within the system did understand the need for reforms even several leaders and did table them to politicians and bureaucrats However these were internal critiues with little force to back them up which meant internal critics were pissing in the wind Without putting the birth of this system into historical context the whole Soviet endeavour can appear as just a bunch of naive bumbling stuff ups Thankfully Lewin lays out the historical context of the revolution well Regardless of your political leanings the fact that Russia in 1917 was in a complete mess is indisputable What some don t want to acknowledge is that liberal democratic capitalism was not on the table at this point The fact that the Bolsheviks well most of them realised this and attempted to change course deviating from the formulaic marxism many have accused them off doesn t make it easier to stomach the eventual cruelty of what was to come Lewin deals pretty well with that He clearly differentiates the Stalinist period from the several other period in the USSR s history We ll never stop debating the USSR but at least Lewin s book gives you a firm grasp of the thing

  • Hardcover
  • 407
  • The Soviet Century
  • Moshe Lewin
  • English
  • 23 July 2020
  • 9781844670161