The Faces of Contemporary Russian Nationalism

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The Faces of Contemporary Russian Nationalism

By John B. Dunlop
Princeton University Press, 1984
363 pp. $32.50
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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.