Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941

Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941

by Michael David-Fox

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ISBN-13: 9780199376421
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Michael David-Fox is Professor in the Department of History and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918-1929 and a founding editor of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: "Russia and the West" in a Soviet Key
1. Cultural Diplomacy of a New Type
2. Going West: Soviet "Cultural" Operations Abroad
3. The Potemkin Village Dilemma
4. Gorky's Gulag
5. Hard-Currency Foreigners and the Campaign Mode
6. Stalin and the Fellow-Travelers Revisited
7. Going East: Friends and Enemies
8. Rise of the Stalinist Superiority Complex
Epilogue: Toward the Cultural Cold War
Notes
Bibliography of Archival Collections
Index

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