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Hardcover The Agony of the Russian Idea Book

ISBN: 0691027862

ISBN13: 9780691027869

The Agony of the Russian Idea

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Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia even further into turmoil. This dramatic break with the Soviet past has left Russia politically fragmented and riddled with corruption, its people with little hope for the future. In a fascinating account for anyone interested in Russia's current political struggles, Tim McDaniel explores the inability of all its leaders over the last two centuries--tsars and Communist...

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Required Reading

This book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand Russia. It highlights elements of Russian political culture that have been present for decades--before, during, and after the Soviet period--and that are still relevant today. Although political culture as an explanatory framework has flaws in general, its power in explaining the Russian political context cannot be disputed.

Excellent but interupted.

I found this book to be exceptional. It gave me an additional view of Russian history albeit based upon the author. My only complaint was of the writer, who seemed to need to impress me with his use of big words that completely and constantly interupted my thought processes during the absorbton of the information that enlightened me greatly. Towards the end of the book I was getting angry at the author for ruining such a good read. I recommend buying the book anyway. Excellent.Jimmy
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