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Description - Socialism in Russia by John Gooding

This text asks three fundamental questions about the socialist experiment in 20th-century Russia: How did Marxist ideas come to be implemented in Russia, a country entirely unsuited to them? Why did the experiment lead to such suffering and upheaval and prove so fruitless? And why did the attempt to return to a proper Marxism/Leninism bring about the rapid collapse of the experiment. In its answers, this book pays special attention to the shadow cast by Lenin throughout the entire Soviet era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333972359
ISBN-10: 033397235X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gooding

JOHN GOODING is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh, and the author of Rulers and Subjects: Government and People in Russia, 1801-1991.

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