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Title On the Ideological Front : The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere / Stuart Finkel
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Russian Intelligentsia and the Bolsheviks at the End of the Civil War -- 2 Bolsheviks and Professors: The Struggle over University Autonomy -- 3 Exposing the Caste Spirit in Professional and Scientific Organizations -- 4 Cultural, Literary, Philosophical, and Spiritual Societies -- 5 Publishing, Censorship, and Ideological Struggles -- 6 The Deportations, Part I: Precedents and Planning -- 7 The Deportations, Part II: Arrest, Negotiation, and Expulsion -- Epilogue: The Deportees in Emigration -- Conclusion: The Intelligentsia in Soviet Russia -- Appendix Intellectuals Expelled from Soviet Russia, 1922-1923 -- Glossary -- Notes -- Index
Summary Having emerged, exhausted but triumphant, from the bloody and divisive Russian Civil War, V. I. Lenin and his colleagues turned to eliminating perceived ideological foes from within. In On the Ideological Front, Stuart Finkel tells the story of the1922 expulsion from Soviet Russia of almost one hundred prominent intellectuals, including professors and journalists, philosophers and engineers, writers and agronomists. Finkel's meticulously researched and persuasively argued study sets this compelling human drama within the context of the Bolsheviks' determined efforts to impose ideological conformity, redefine the role of the intelligentsia, and establish a distinctly Soviet public sphere. The book demonstrates that the NEP period was not a time of intellectual pluralism and ideological retreat on the part of the Bolsheviks. On the contrary, from its formative years, the Soviet regime zealously policed the ideological front and laid the institutional and discursive foundations for the Stalinist state
Notes In English
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Subject Exile (Punishment) -- Soviet Union -- History.
Intellectuals -- Soviet Union -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300145071