By William J. Tompson
The Soviet Union below Brezhnev provides an obtainable post-Soviet standpoint at the background of the USSR from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1980’s. It demanding situations either the ‘evil empire’ snapshot of the USSR that used to be common within the early 1980’s and the ‘stagnation’ label connected to the interval by way of Soviet reformers lower than Gorbachev.
The e-book uses quite a number memoirs, interviews, archival files and different assets now not to be had prior to 1990 to put Brezhnev and his epoch in a broader ancient context. The author:
examines excessive politics, international coverage and coverage making
explores broader social, cultural and demographic trends
offers an image of Soviet society within the an important many years ahead of the upheavals and crises of the overdue 1980’s
While preventing good wanting a full-scale rehabilitation of Brezhnev, Tompson rejects the existing photograph of the Soviet chief as a colourless non-entity, drawing cognizance to Brezhnev’s actual political talents, in addition to his faults, and to the systemic roots of a few of the difficulties he faced.
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The Soviet Union under Brezhnev (Seminar Studies) by William J. Tompson