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The Faces of Contemporary Russian Nationalism
The Faces of Contemporary Russian Nationalism
By John B. Dunlop
Princeton University Press, 1984, 363 pp

Russian nationalism, almost unnoticed in the West, has been a growing force in the cultural and political life of the U.S.S.R. and may have a strong influence on the direction taken in the future. Dunlop shows how it has appeared in official life (a new version of the old Slavophil-Westernizer debate), in samizdat writing, and in emigre literature. Russian nationalism is by no means a single current, nor are the Western interpretations and reactions, which are subjected here to a clear and concise critique.