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Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War

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Description for Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War Paperback. Num Pages: 328 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 1KBB; HBJD; HBLW3; JPB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 226 x 154 x 20. Weight in Grams: 496. From Stalinism to the New Cold War. 328 pages. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 1KBB; HBJD; HBLW3; JPB. Dimension: 226 x 154 x 20. Weight: 496.
In this wide-ranging and acclaimed book, Stephen F. Cohen challenges conventional wisdom about the course of Soviet and post-Soviet history. Reexamining leaders from Nikolai Bukharin, Stalin's preeminent opponent, and Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev and his rival Yegor Ligachev, Cohen shows that their defeated policies were viable alternatives and that their tragic personal fates shaped the Soviet Union and Russia today. Cohen's ramifying arguments include that Stalinism was not the predetermined outcome of the Communist Revolution; that the Soviet Union was reformable and its breakup avoidable; and that the opportunity for a real post-Cold War relationship with Russia was squandered ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Columbia University Press
Number of pages
328
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231148979
SKU
V9780231148979
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About Stephen F. Cohen
Stephen F. Cohen is professor of Russian studies at New York University and professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University. His other books include Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography; Rethinking the Soviet Experience; and Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia.

Reviews for Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War
Cohen offers us a lesson, and a solution that is at once simple and of priceless value.
David A. Andelman World Policy Blog [George] Kennan's understanding of the Russian state... has proved to have enormous currency over time. Cohen's views should be given similar credence.
William W. Finan Jr. Current History Provocative and insightful.
Amy Knight New ... Read more

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