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May 9, 4:30 PM: Where Did Lenin Go? Critical Theory

Thursday, May 9, 2013 4:30p to 6:00p
University of Chicago Chicago, IL

This talk will consider the spectacular event of the Soviet collapse by focusing on the perturbations of the figure of Lenin in the final years of Soviet history, around 1989-1991. In those years the Communist Party's attempts to revitalize the Soviet political system unwittingly produced the opposite effect of undermining it. At the center of that transformation was the Party's announced goal to return Soviet ideology to "the true and authentic word of Lenin", which, according to the Party theoreticians,… Show more

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University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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