Carole Sigman. Clubs politiques et perestroka en Russie: subversion sans dissidence. Paris: Karthala, 2009

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Risto Alapuro


François Furet once remarked that never before had a big country with an epochal role undergone a disintegration—and especially an internal disintegration—as rapid and thorough as the collapse of the Soviet Union (Furet 1990). In her case study Carole Sigman offers us a glimpse into a key aspect—the decay of legitimacy among intellectuals—of this process which remains astonishing in its speed and scope.


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