The Sources of Soviet Conduct

  title={The Sources of Soviet Conduct},
  author={George Frost Kennan},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
  • G. Kennan
  • Published 1947
  • Economics
  • Foreign Affairs
The political personality of Soviet power as we know it today is the product of ideology and circumstances: ideology inherited by the present Soviet leaders from the movement in which they had their political origin, and circumstances of the power which they now have exercised for nearly three decades in Russia. There can be few tasks of psychological analysis more difficult than to try to trace the interaction of these two forces and the relative role of each in the determination of official… Expand
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