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Armageddon Averted : The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000

Armageddon Averted : The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000 - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195168945

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2001
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Armageddon Averted : The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000 - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195168945

Stephen Kotkin

ISBN13: 978-0195168945
ISBN10: 0195168941
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

In the Cold War era that dominated the second half of the twentieth century, nobody envisaged that the collapse of the Soviet Union would come from within, still less that it would happen meekly, without global conflagration.

In this brilliantly compact, original, engaging book, Stephen Kotkin shows that the Soviet collapse resulted not from military competition but, ironically, from the dynamism of Communist ideology, the long-held dream for "socialism with a human face." The neo-liberal reforms in post-Soviet Russia never took place, nor could they have, given the Soviet-era inheritance in the social, political, and economic landscape. Kotkin takes us deep into post-Stalin Soviet society and institutions, into the everyday hopes and secret political intrigues that affected 285 million people, before and after 1991. He conveys the high drama of a superpower falling apart while armed to the teeth with millions of loyal troops and tens of thousands of weapons of mass destruction. Armageddon Averted vividly demonstrates the overriding importance of history, individual ambition, geopolitics, and institutions, and deftly draws out contemporary Russia's contradictory predicament.

Author Bio

Kotkin, Stephen : Princeton University

Stephen Kotkin is Director of Russian Studies at Princeton University has written an acclaimed two-volume case study on the rise and fall of Soviet socialism: Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization and Steeltown, USSR: Soviet Society in the Gorbachev Era.

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