Culture and Power in Revolutionary Russia

Culture and Power in Revolutionary Russia

by Christopher Read
     
 
When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917 their underlying aim was nothing less than the transformation of human nature. In place of the selfish, competitive individual of capitalist society, socialism would allow the altruistic, co-operative and collectivist dimensions of the human personality to flourish. The implementation of this Utopian project, however, was

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When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917 their underlying aim was nothing less than the transformation of human nature. In place of the selfish, competitive individual of capitalist society, socialism would allow the altruistic, co-operative and collectivist dimensions of the human personality to flourish. The implementation of this Utopian project, however, was hampered not least by arguments about tactics, and by the harsh circumstances of the period. In the event, cultural revolution, the revolution of values, proved much harder for the Bolsheviks to achieve than any other of their major goals. This book examines why this was so.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312036812
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.79(d)

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