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by Ethan Pollock

  • ISBN: 0691138257
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Ethan Pollock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 23, 2008)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1692 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1721 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions.

Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions. Historians have been tempted to dismiss all this as the megalomaniacal ravings of a dying dictator.

But in Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars, Ethan Pollock draws on thousands of previously unexplored archival documents to demonstrate that Stalin was in fact determined to show how scientific truth and Party doctrine reinforced one another. Socialism was supposed to be scientific, and science ideologically correct, and Stalin ostensibly embodied the perfect symbiosis between power and knowledge.

Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions

Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions.

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His first book, Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars (Princeton UP, 2006; in paperback, 2008), examines Soviet politics . Pollock, Ethan Daniel Beer. Renovating Russia: The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880–1930. Ithaca : Cornell University Press.

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Robert W. Thurston Miami University. Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars. Princeton University Press. Joseph Stalin's power of shock and awe in the "Soviet science wars," and restraints in the use of it, are Ethan Pollock's sprawling fields of inquiry, as he follows the Chief {Vozhd') from philosophy to biology, physics, neuroscience, philology, and economics. Pollock strives for focus by sticking to Stalin's last years, as hyperten- sion built to a fatal stroke in 1953.

Stalin, Science, and Politics after the Second World War. Joseph Stalin collected many encomiums while ruling the . Joseph Stalin collected many encomiums while ruling the Soviet Union. At various times the Soviet press called him, among other things: the Standard-bearer of Peace, the Great Helmsman of the Revolution, the Leader of the International Proletariat, Generalissimo, and the Father of Nations. This book analyzes the content of Stalin’s scientific forays, places them within the context of the broader academic disputes, and then traces their impact on both domestic high politics and the Soviet conceptualizations of the Cold War.

Author: Pollock, Ethan ISBN 10: 0691138257. Title: Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars Item Condition: New. См. подробнee. Показать все 2 объявления с новыми товарами. -Bob Dent, Budapest Times, "Pollock's prose is succinct, precise and elegant; his argument is cogently developed, subtle, sophisticated and compelling.

Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions. He spearheaded a discussion of "scientific" Marxist-Leninist philosophy, edited reports on genetics and physiology, adjudicated controversies about modern physics, and wrote essays on linguistics and political economy. Historians have been tempted to dismiss all this as the megalomaniacal ravings of a dying dictator. But in Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars, Ethan Pollock draws on thousands of previously unexplored archival documents to demonstrate that Stalin was in fact determined to show how scientific truth and Party doctrine reinforced one another. Socialism was supposed to be scientific, and science ideologically correct, and Stalin ostensibly embodied the perfect symbiosis between power and knowledge.

Focusing on six major postwar debates in the Soviet scientific community, this elegantly written book shows that Stalin's forays into scholarship can be understood only within the context of international tensions, institutional conflicts, and the growing uncertainty about the proper relationship between scientific knowledge and Party-dictated truths. The nature of Stalin's interventions makes clear that more was at stake than high politics: these science wars were about asserting that the Party was rational and modern, and about codifying the Soviet worldview in a battle for the hearts and minds of people around the globe during the early Cold War. Ultimately, however, the effort to develop a scientific basis for Soviet ideology undermined the system's legitimacy.