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The Resource Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter

Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter

Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union
Title
Age of delirium
Title remainder
the decline and fall of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
David Satter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Feared and respected as one of the world's two great superpowers, the Soviet Union throughout the final twenty years of its life was a model of state-organized delusion. As David Satter shows in powerful detail, the leaders of the Kremlin found that when their carefully constricted facade fell apart in the late 1980s, there was nothing to prop up the crumbling ruins. Satter's book demonstrates compellingly how the Soviet people were forced to live a gigantic lie. During nearly two decades of reporting for the Financial Times and Reader's Digest, he interviewed Soviet citizens all across the vast country, not just the dissidents and party apparatchiks in Moscow but ordinary men and women. Traveling with him from coal mines and farms to bureaucratic reception halls to the nightmarish wards of punitive psychiatric hospitals to railroad stations where victims of the Communist system set up camp, the reader witnesses how an entire state was constituted on the basis of a fraudulent version of reality. In the Soviet Union, lying - at the grocery and the factory as well as the government office - was universal and obligatory, and Westerners were seldom able to penetrate the perplexing mosaic of wishful thinking and denial that camouflaged a brutal regime
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.084
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK266
LC item number
.S267 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random041/95038592.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The coup -- The ideology -- Gorbachev and the party -- Truth seekers -- The workers -- The economy -- The border -- The KGB -- Internal policy -- Glasnost -- Homo Sovieticus -- The roots of fanaticism -- Ukraine -- Religion
Control code
873346
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 424 p.
Isbn
9780394529349
Lccn
95038592
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33078656
  • (OCoLC)33078656
Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random041/95038592.html
Publication
Contents
The coup -- The ideology -- Gorbachev and the party -- Truth seekers -- The workers -- The economy -- The border -- The KGB -- Internal policy -- Glasnost -- Homo Sovieticus -- The roots of fanaticism -- Ukraine -- Religion
Control code
873346
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 424 p.
Isbn
9780394529349
Lccn
95038592
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33078656
  • (OCoLC)33078656

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