The Education of a True Believer

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The Education of a True Believer

By Lev Kopelev
Harper, 1980
328 pp. $15.95
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A well-known Soviet dissenter who continues to publish in the West, and to live in the Soviet Union, tells the story of his early years when he was an enthusiastic supporter of Stalin's regime and was only gradually disillusioned as the discrepancy between his inculcated beliefs and the evidence before his eyes became more and more apparent.