The justification of political conformism: The mythology of Soviet intellectuals

  title={The justification of political conformism: The mythology of Soviet intellectuals},
  author={Vladimir Shlapentokh},
  journal={Studies in Soviet Thought},
Only during a brief period in the aftermath of the revolution was a portion of the Soviet intelligentsia eager sincerely to cooperate with the Soviet system. Soon, with Stalin's repressions, the intelligentsia, and especially its elite — the intellectuals, or those involved in creative activities such as science, literature and the arts, became locked in permanent conflict with the government.Once mass terror disappeared after Stalin's death in 1953, intellectuals faced the possibility of… Expand
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