Remaking Russia: Voices from within

Remaking Russia: Voices from within

by Heyward Isham, Richard Pipes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563244365

ISBN-13: 9781563244360

Pub. Date: 05/31/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the words of George F. Kennan, Russia remains a region where "the conflicts of outlook and persuasion" have been as violent as any seen in our century. As crisis follows crisis, Western observers find the tragic complexities and cruel paradoxes of post-totalitarian Russia no less mystifying than those they encountered during the Soviet era. Looking beyond the

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In the words of George F. Kennan, Russia remains a region where "the conflicts of outlook and persuasion" have been as violent as any seen in our century. As crisis follows crisis, Western observers find the tragic complexities and cruel paradoxes of post-totalitarian Russia no less mystifying than those they encountered during the Soviet era. Looking beyond the horizon and cutting beneath the headlines, in Remaking Russia eighteen distinguished essayists of diverse backgrounds offer original insights on the three central questions Russians are now debating among themselves: Who are we? Where are we going? How do we get there? Their perspectives will retain their long-term relevance whatever the outcome of Kremlin power struggles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563244360
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

About the Editor and the Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction3
1By Candelight, Near My Beloved13
2In My Beginning Is My End: Traditional Values in Russian Social Life and Thought23
3Who Are We?37
4I Object: What Constitutes the Tragedy of Russian History51
5New Dangers, New Hopes67
6Russia's Silver Age, Yesterday and Today: Questions in the Void79
7"But Where Is the Tsar?"91
8The Minefield of Russian Constitutionalism: Before and After October 1993107
9Modern Russia and the Ghost of Weimar Germany129
10The Sign of Our Times: Democracy, Authoritarianism, or ...147
11The First Phase of Economic Reform in Russia: What Can We Expect in the 1990s?167
12Separatism and Federalism in Contemporary Russia185
13Fitting the Punishment to the Crime, and Politics Too203
14The Presidency in Russia: Evolution and Prospects217
15The Religious and Spiritual Factor in the Making of a New Russia233
16Reviving the Humanities in Modern Russia255
Epilogue: Of Easter Eggs, Black Holes, and Heroes271
Appendix: New Russia in Search of an Identity277
Chronology: Major Events of 1985-1993, from the Appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev to the December 1993 Elections291
Biographical Notes: Persons Mentioned in the Text307
Index321

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