Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Preface by Daniel J. Mahoney
Other Irving Louis Horowitz

Transaction Publishers | April 30, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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The subject of Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship has been with us since the breakdown of the Cold War and the termination of the Soviet system, indeed, if not since the origins of Bolshevism. No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

This third edition is based on major addresses, especially aimed at Americans, delivered in 1975 in Washington, D.C. and New York, and again, in 1978, at Harvard University in Cambridge, all on the subject of detente, democracy and dictatorship. It also includes Solzhenitsyn's final 2007 interview with the German publication Der Spiegel.

These major statements are brilliant and forthright comment on the risks of confusing ideology with diplomacy. But more than that, they summarize the Soviet debacle, the theoretical underpinnings, and distill Solzhenitsyn's multi-volumed masterpiece, the Gulag Archipelago.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 132 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.26 in

Published: April 30, 2009

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1412810302

ISBN - 13: 9781412810302

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship

Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Preface by Daniel J. Mahoney
Other Irving Louis Horowitz

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 132 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.26 in

Published: April 30, 2009

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1412810302

ISBN - 13: 9781412810302

About the Book

The subject of DA(c)tente, Democracy and Dictatorship has been with us since the breakdown of the Cold War and the termination of the Soviet system, indeed, if not since the origins of Bolshevism. No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This third edition is based on major addresses, especially aimed at Americans, delivered in 1975 in Washington, D.C. and New York, and again, in 1978, at Harvard University in Cambridge, all on the subject of dA(c)tente, democracy and dictatorship. It also includes Solzhenitsynas final 2007 interview with the German publication Der Spiegel. These major statements are brilliant and forthright comment on the risks of confusing ideology with diplomacy. But more than that, they summarize the Soviet debacle, the theoretical underpinnings, and distill Solzhenitsynas multi-volumed masterpiece, the Gulag Archipelago.

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The subject of Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship has been with us since the breakdown of the Cold War and the termination of the Soviet system, indeed, if not since the origins of Bolshevism. No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

This third edition is based on major addresses, especially aimed at Americans, delivered in 1975 in Washington, D.C. and New York, and again, in 1978, at Harvard University in Cambridge, all on the subject of detente, democracy and dictatorship. It also includes Solzhenitsyn's final 2007 interview with the German publication Der Spiegel.

These major statements are brilliant and forthright comment on the risks of confusing ideology with diplomacy. But more than that, they summarize the Soviet debacle, the theoretical underpinnings, and distill Solzhenitsyn's multi-volumed masterpiece, the Gulag Archipelago.

About the Author

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was a Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian. He is a Nobel-Prize winner in literature and was an elected a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1994. Among his works are One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Cancer Ward, First Circle, The Russian Question, and Gulag Archipelago. Daniel J. Mahoney is chair and professor of political science at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the recipient of the Prix Raymond Aron Award, is currently associate editor of Perspectives on Political Science, and is book review editor of Society. His books include The Liberal Political Science of Raymond Aron; Bertrand de Jouvenel: The Conservative Liberal and the Illusions of Modernity; and De Gaulle: Statesmanship, Grandeur, and Modern Democracy. Irving Louis Horowitz (1929-2012) was Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He was the founder and served as chairman of the board and editorial director of Transaction Publishers. A prolific writer, he authored more than fifty books, as well as hundreds of articles and essays. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917-2007) was Albert Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. His work explored the liberalism of political leaders, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy and populariz
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