Richard Stites





Richard Stites



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Revolutionary Dreams: Utopi...

4.09 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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Russian Popular Culture: En...

3.95 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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The Women's Liberation Move...

4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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The Four Horsemen: Riding t...

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Serfdom, Society, and the A...

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Bolshevik Culture: Experime...

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Culture and Entertainment i...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Passion and Perception: Ess...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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Russia

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Thanks to Viagra I Don't Ro...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001
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“A commune of library employees in Moscow created an "extreme" commune in which all clothing - including undergarments - was collectivized. According to Mehnert, if a communard preferred to wear his or her own underclothes "it would be characterized as a backslide into darkest capitalism; as prejudice originating in a petit-bourgeois ideology".”
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“The warming springtime of human hope does not give in to the wintry smiles of the cynic and the realist; it blossoms and it perishes in the sad autumnal winds. And then it is born again - for ever and ever.”
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“Stalin was the most audible and powerful spokesman in the campaign against what he contemptuously called uravnilovka (leveling). His hostility - voiced in sarcastic and dismissive terms - was so deep and so clearly enunciated that it rapidly became state policy and social doctrine. He believed in productive results, not through spontaneity or persuasion, but through force, hierarchy, reward, punishment, and above all differential wages. He applied this view to the whole of society. Stalin's anti-egalitarianism was not born of the five-year plan era. He was offended by the very notion and used contemptuous terms such as "fashionable leftists", "blockheads", "petty bourgeois nonsense" and "silly chatter," thus reducing the discussion to a sweeping dismissal of childish, unrealistic, and unserious promoters of equality. The toughness of the delivery evoked laughter of approval from his audience.”
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