Haimson, Leopold H.
January 1959
Foreign Affairs;Jan1959, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p235
Academic Journal
The article gives information on the three generations of the Soviet intelligentsia. Three major groups stand out: The generation that had already reached intellectual maturity before the Bolshevik seizure of power; the middle generation, including those between, the ages of 35 and 50, who spent almost all their adult life stifling under "the cult of personality;" and finally the group of young men and women who, while largely educated under Communist Joseph Stalin. These three generations of intelligentsia has been subject to quite different influences as gradually the vision or an unrealized revolutionary Utopia has been transformed. There have been changes in their relationship to authority and as well as in their social composition.


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