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The USSR and Communism: Source Reading and Interpretation


reviewed by John A. Armstrong 1965

coverTitle: The USSR and Communism: Source Reading and Interpretation
Author(s): A. Rieber, R. Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This substantial paperback volume is designed to fill a need for material for high school instruction on Russia. While several surveys of Soviet affairs have been published for high school use, it is gratifying to see a selection of readings which presents more viewpoints than any survey, whether by an individual or a team, can encompass. The principal sections are entitled "The Soviet Land and People," "The Russian Past," "Communist Theory and Doctrine," "Soviet Politics and Government," "The Soviet Economy," "Art and Intellect in the Soviet Union," "The Soviet Union in International Affairs," and "Communism and the West—Impact and Response." In fact, the majority of the selections deal with relatively remote periods. One-fourth of the 80-odd selections deal exclusively with the period before 1917; two-fifths deal with the period between the Revolution and Stalin's death, and only one-third (by a generous estimate) treat the post-Stalin period. There is a persuasive argument... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 5, 1965, p. 471-471
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2587, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 9:32:45 PM

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