The Code of Putinism

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With the amount of books that have been written about President Putin, and modern day Russia, one would think we would have an excellent grasp of what makes him tick, believe, and rule. But like anything that deals with a fellow superpower, even if it has been in decline, there is still more to learn. Professor Brian Taylor takes us on a journey whether Putin and what he believes in is a true “-ism” like Stalinism, Leninism, Marxism; or whether Putin has just made a series of calculated political moves designed to keep him and his allies in power. Professor Taylor dances around the issue of whether Putin can be called a true Puinism, one that can be understood by the West; but eventually he comes to that conclusion. We explore the inner workings of late 1990s Russia when it was unraveling, and Putin was rising through the ranks, and exploring what we know of the inner workings of Putin’s advisors and associates. This is a combination of a psychological study, modern politics, and modern history all rolled into one, as we in America struggle often times to understand Putin and what he does and how he operates. This book should help correct that deficit.

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Author Brian D. Taylor
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 264 pages
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publish Date 2018-Jul-05
ISBN 9780190867324
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Issue December 2018
Category Current Events & Politics


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