The Resource The system : an insider's life in Soviet politics, Georgi Arbatov

The system : an insider's life in Soviet politics, Georgi Arbatov

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The system : an insider's life in Soviet politics
Title
The system
Title remainder
an insider's life in Soviet politics
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Georgi Arbatov
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In this absorbing political memoir, long-time Kremlin insider Georgi Arbatov gives a remarkable, full account of the intrigues of Soviet political life in the years the Communist Party was at its apogee. In his capacities as founder and director of the prestigious Institute for the U.S.A. and Canada, a member of the Central Committee and a government spokesman on the United States, Georgi Arbatov has been an advisor to the Soviet leadership since the early 1960s--and continues to play a role in today's new Russia. The System recounts with chilling accuracy how Stalinism and its campaigns of fear and repression contaminated the political, spiritual, and intellectual life of the Soviet Union throughout the postwar years. But Arbatov also shows that despite the relentless pressure of the Stalinist conservatives, the democratic-minded reformers regularly won small but significant skirmishes that helped pave the way for perestroika in the 1980s. Arbatov reveals the political ramifications of Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin at the Twentieth Party Congress and the resultant thaw, and describes the coup d'etat that removed Khrushchev from power in 1964. He gives a full report on the re-Stalinization campaign of 1968-1974 and the period of stagnation that followed. It is clear that even in the depths of the Cold War, the monolithic facade that the Soviet Union presented to the world actually contained pockets of open thinking and dissent. As the party's leading expert on the United States, Arbatov offers illuminating analysis of how the Soviet Union's relationship with America evolved from the late 1960s, through the short-lived detente to the "second Cold War" and the second Russian Revolution. He frankly assesses the personalities and leadership qualities of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, with whom he worked most closely, and Gorbachev, giving us far more complex portraits of these men than we've had before. In this monumental book, Georgi Arbatov provides us with an indispensable record of how the Soviet Union worked at the height of its powers. He presents not only the most cogent analysis to date of U.S./Soviet affairs, but the most insightful projections of where this critical relationship should go as we prepare for the future of the Commonwealth
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arbatov, G. A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK290.3.A73
LC item number
A3 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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Arbatov, G. A
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  • T͡SK KPSS
  • Arbatov, G. A
  • Arbatov, G. A
  • T︠S︡K KPSS
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Sowjetunion
  • Soviet Union
  • Politieke stelsels
  • Politieke stelsels
  • Führung
  • Geschichte (1953-1985)
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Employees
  • Politics and government
Label
The system : an insider's life in Soviet politics, Georgi Arbatov
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on: Zati͡anuvsheesi͡a vyzdorovlenie, 1953-1985 gg. originally published: Moscow : Mezhdunar. otnoshenii͡a, 1991
  • Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Strobe Talbott -- 1. Why I Have Written This Book -- 2. My Family, My Youth, and My War -- 3. Stalin's Death: Between Hope and Disappointment -- 4. Oases of Open Thinking -- 5. Winds from China -- 6. The "Palace Coup" of 1964 and the Struggle for the Soul of Leonid Brezhnev -- 7. Creeping Re-Stalinization (1968-1974) -- 8. The Short, Unlucky Life of Detente -- 9. The Years of Decline (1975-1982) -- 10. The Institute: How We "Discovered" America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 380, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780812919707
Lccn
91051034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25283214
  • (OCoLC)ocm25283214
Label
The system : an insider's life in Soviet politics, Georgi Arbatov
Publication
Note
  • Based on: Zati͡anuvsheesi͡a vyzdorovlenie, 1953-1985 gg. originally published: Moscow : Mezhdunar. otnoshenii͡a, 1991
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Strobe Talbott -- 1. Why I Have Written This Book -- 2. My Family, My Youth, and My War -- 3. Stalin's Death: Between Hope and Disappointment -- 4. Oases of Open Thinking -- 5. Winds from China -- 6. The "Palace Coup" of 1964 and the Struggle for the Soul of Leonid Brezhnev -- 7. Creeping Re-Stalinization (1968-1974) -- 8. The Short, Unlucky Life of Detente -- 9. The Years of Decline (1975-1982) -- 10. The Institute: How We "Discovered" America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 380, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780812919707
Lccn
91051034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25283214
  • (OCoLC)ocm25283214

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