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Soviet Dissent in Historical Perspective
Soviet Dissent in Historical Perspective
By Marshall S. Shatz
Cambridge University Press, 1981, 214 pp.

Political disaffection in Russia has followed many of the same patterns from the time of Catherine the Great to the present day. This broad study for the general reader examines and explains it in the context of Russian history, the character of the state and society, and the particular personal drives which have led members of the educated elite to choose the path of dissent.