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'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.'

John Keep, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto.

The birth of the Soviet Union surprised many; its demise amazed the whole world. How did imperial Russia give way to the Soviet
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Paperback, 522 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Routledge (first published 2007)
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Martin McCauley is author, senior lecturer at the university of London on Eastern Europe, China and the new terrorism.
“This split the scientific community up into factions and promoted conflict. This was Stalin’s objective. It permitted him to intervene and take sides whenever deemed necessary” 0 likes
“They are sceptical towards the claims of grand social theories or narratives, whether Marxist, liberal or Christian. There are no universal truths. They were used in the past to legitimate the power of those who know and deny power to those who do not know, and so should be criticised (‘deconstructed’).” 0 likes
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