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22-06-2023 | BOOK REVIEW

Karl Schlögel, The Soviet Century: Archaeology of a Lost World

Princeton University Press, 2023 (English Translation), 906 pp., ISBN: 978-0-691-18374-9

Author: Joseph Brady

Published in: Society | Issue 4/2023

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics no longer exists. It has faded so much from popular memory that many would now struggle to explain what or where it was. Yet it is not that long ago that the Soviet Union was presented to us, almost on a daily basis, as an example of an alternative societal model which, if we were unfortunate enough, would be imposed on us. It was an ungodly world of poverty, shortages, surveillance, and totalitarianism. It was from the Soviet Union that the unburied death of nuclear war would come and, following the arrival of Star Wars (the first movie in the series), it became the earthly incarnation of the “evil empire.” …

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Literature
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go back to reference Ikonnikov, A. 1988 Russian architecture of the Soviet Period. USSR: Raduga Publishers. Ikonnikov, A. 1988 Russian architecture of the Soviet Period. USSR: Raduga Publishers.
go back to reference Miliutin, N.A. 1975 Sotsgorod - the problem of building socialist cities. Translated by Arthur Sprague. USA: MIT Press.CrossRef Miliutin, N.A. 1975 Sotsgorod - the problem of building socialist cities. Translated by Arthur Sprague. USA: MIT Press.CrossRef
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Title
Karl Schlögel, The Soviet Century: Archaeology of a Lost World
Princeton University Press, 2023 (English Translation), 906 pp., ISBN: 978-0-691-18374-9
Author
Joseph Brady
Publication date
22-06-2023
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 4/2023
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-023-00870-9

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