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The Resource It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past, David Satter

It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past, David Satter

Label
It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past
Title
It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway
Title remainder
Russia and the communist past
Statement of responsibility
David Satter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book the author, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia's great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia's failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. He explores the moral and spiritual crisis of Russian society. He shows how it is possible for a government to deny the inherent value of its citizens and for the population to agree, and why so many Russians actually mourn the passing of the Soviet regime that denied them fundamental rights. Through a wide-ranging consideration of attitudes toward the living and the dead, the past and the present, the state and the individual, the author arrives at a distinctive and important new way of understanding the Russian experience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satter, David
Dewey number
947.084/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DK267
LC item number
.S24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Atrocities
  • Atrocities
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Public opinion
  • Kommunisticheskaia partiia Sovetskogo Soiuza
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Stalin, Joseph
Label
It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past, David Satter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-364) and index
Contents
The statue of Dzerzhinsky -- Efforts to remember -- Butovo and Kommunarka -- St. Petersburg -- The appeal of communism -- The responsibility of the state -- The trial of the communist party -- Moral choice under totalitarianism -- The roots of the communist idea -- Symbols of the past -- History -- The shadow of Katyn -- Vorkuta -- The odyssey of Andrei Poleshchuk
Control code
2011022685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 383 p.
Isbn
9780300111453
Isbn Type
: alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022685
System control number
(OCoLC)150336399
Label
It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past, David Satter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-364) and index
Contents
The statue of Dzerzhinsky -- Efforts to remember -- Butovo and Kommunarka -- St. Petersburg -- The appeal of communism -- The responsibility of the state -- The trial of the communist party -- Moral choice under totalitarianism -- The roots of the communist idea -- Symbols of the past -- History -- The shadow of Katyn -- Vorkuta -- The odyssey of Andrei Poleshchuk
Control code
2011022685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 383 p.
Isbn
9780300111453
Isbn Type
: alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022685
System control number
(OCoLC)150336399

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