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Author Wolfe, Bertram D. (Bertram David), 1896-1977.

Title Revolution and reality : essays on the origin and fate of the Soviet system / Bertram D. Wolfe ; introd. by Lewis S. Feuer
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1981]
©1981

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Description xxi, 401 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction Bertram David Wolfe, 1896-1977 / by Lewis S. Feuer -- 1. Russia before the revolution Backwardness and industrialization in Russian history and thought -- he reign of Alexandra and Rasputin -- Gapon and Zubatov: an experiment in "police socialism" -- War comes to Russia -- Autocracy without an autocrat -- 2. Lenin and Leninism Lenin and Inessa Armand -- Krupskaia purges the people's libraries -- Soviet party histories from Lenin to Khrushchev -- A party of a new type -- The split in the socialist parties -- 2. Stalin and Stalinism Tito and Stalin -- The struggle for the Soviet succession -- A new look at the Soviet "new look" Stalin's ghost at the party congress -- The new gospel according to Krushchev -- 4. Totalitarianism: the longer view The durability of Soviet despotism: forty years of revolution -- Reflections on the future of the Soviet system -- A historian looks at the convergence theory -- The totalitarian potentials in the modern great-state society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communism -- Soviet Union -- History.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1917-
USSR -- Politics and government.
LC no. 80016178
ISBN 0807814539
0807840734 (paperback)