Homo Sovieticus has 41 ratings and 3 reviews. MJ said: More sociological satire from the Corleone of Communist crit. A less amusing novel than The Madhou. Ten years ago, Alexander Zinoviev, a professor of philosophy at Moscow University and a prominent logician, published in Switzerland “The. Results 1 – 18 of 18 Homo Sovieticus by Alexander Zinoviev and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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They produced quotations, they zinovieg us with figures, facts and names. This book is valuable because rather than telling you how they think, it shows you how they think. As an individual I have no face, no profile.

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And for this decades will be needed, if not centuries. He could have grabbed Georgia in The soul of the Homosos lies in his participation in collective life.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He zinoiev consumed by nostalgia for what he has forsaken: My idea that the shortcomings of our society were the inevitable consequences and manifestations of its advantages was deemed scientifically invalid and ideologically pernicious. In reality, gentlemen, we are aelxander worse. That is the feeling here in Ukraine today. Open Preview See a Problem?


However, as Brezhnev’s grip on power increased and crackdowns on political and academic freedoms gathered strength, Zinoviev became more involved in the human rights movement during the s. Copyright Los Angeles Times.

Dripping venom, the narrator ranges in systematic fashion through the actions of the communist regime from to the present, excoriating Soviet history.

We are not such idiots as you would have us be.

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His disgust and self-loathing deepen as his understanding of his plight grows.

In the West as well it is lies that people can rally round that are needed, not the sort of truth that arouses pessimism. Gabi rated it it was amazing Feb 11, And how is the West to defend itself? Denied the secrecy which cloaked government activity under the tsars and the Communists, Russia could simply not effectively suppress subject peoples in an empire in the Internet age.

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