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“NIGHTMARE OF CIVILIZATION”: EROSION OF THE NONPOLITICAL IN AKSYONOV’S GENERATIONS

Through its deliberate promotion of a “prophylactic” orthodoxy, its targeting and purging of non-Soviet identity, and its prerogative of bio-power, the Soviet party-state apparat, under the authority of Stalin, sought to erase the very boundaries between private and public life, between the personal and the political Continue reading

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