The Truth of Authority

Ideology and Communication in the Soviet Union

A major contribution to the field of Soviet studies. Remington carefully and systematically describes the ideological work of the Soviet Communist party, from the system of party education to supervision of the news media. . . . This volume should be required reading for graduate courses; its accessible style makes it highly useful for undergraduates as well.

Thomas Remington discusses the methods used by the Communist Party to manage communications in Soviet society. Covering literature produced by Soviet scholars from the 1970s and 1980s, that studies the organization, content, usage, and impact of propaganda, Remington views how Party officials intrinsically manage the structure of the Soviet communications system, through rhetoric of both conservatism and reform.

272 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

October, 1988

isbn : 9780822954088

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Thomas F. Remington

Thomas F. Remington is professor of political science at Emory University.

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