Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union

Paperback | February 8, 2001

byDavid Satter

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The first state in history to be based explicitly on atheism, the Soviet Union endowed itself with the attributes of God. In this book, David Satter shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how people were forced to act out this fictitious reality, and the tragic human cost of the Soviet attempt to remake reality by force.

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The first state in history to be based explicitly on atheism, the Soviet Union endowed itself with the attributes of God. In this book, David Satter shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how people were forced to act out this fictitious reality, and the tragic human co...

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Feared and respected as one of the world's two great superpowers, the Soviet Union throughout the final twenty years of its life was a model of state-organized delusion. As David Satter shows in powerful detail, the leaders of the Kremlin found that when their carefully constricted facade fell apart in the late 1980s, there was nothing...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2001Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300087055

ISBN - 13:9780300087055

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