16 Oct Martin Malia has argued that the failure of perest
Martin Malia has argued that the failure of perestroika and the collapse of the USSR were inevitable because it is impossible to construct a communist society which is prosperous, humane and democratic. He argues that, “such an enterprise is intrinsically impossible, for the primitive military means of the partocracy [i.e., the party dictatorship] by their very nature cannot realize the complex ideological ends of an efficient economy and a just, egalitarian society. Under these circumstances, the building of Soviet socialism could proceed only as a mixture of ideological illusion and raw coercion.” [Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy (N.Y.: Free Press, 1994), p. 494] Do you agree or disagree with Malia? Was the communist experiment in Russia doomed to failure from its inception or were there alternative strategies (e.g., the policies advocated by Bukharin or Khrushchev or Gorbachev) which might have produced a successful and humane socialist system. Explain why or why not, using specific examples from the whole course of the Soviet past to illustrate your argument.Be sure to consider insights from the documents and readings in the Suny and Kocho-Williams readers in constructing your essay. The Malia and Dallin articles in Suny are a starting point, but other articles and documents should be useful, too.
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