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Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

Sarah Davies and James Harris


Using the materials of Stalin’s personal archive, this book explores the dictator’s “vision” of the world. It considers his vision from two different but complementary perspectives. It begins by addressing the question of how he interpreted information. When one compares the material that he read from week to week with the decisions he subsequently shaped, it is possible to draw conclusions about the way he understood and interpreted that information. The book reveals not only how he perceived the world, but also how he mis-perceived it. It then addresses the question of how Stalin projected h ... More

Keywords: Stalin, Bolshevik party, Marxist-Leninist ideology, working class, Soviet culture, leader cult, capitalist encirclement, intelligence, leadership, Soviet Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300182811
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300182811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Davies, author
Durham University

James Harris, author
University of Leeds

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