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By Pitirim Sorokin

ISBN-10: 1138532185

ISBN-13: 9781138532182

ISBN-10: 1412806186

ISBN-13: 9781412806183

through the chilly battle, either the USA and the Soviet Union seen themselves as saviors of the area, and every observed itself as engaged on behalf of humanity opposed to the opposite. The unforeseen implosion of the Soviet empire in 1989 introduced an finish to this bipolar international and left either countries doubtful approximately their relatives to the realm and to one another. Antagonism among the us and Russia is rooted in an absence of data of every other's tradition and background. This pioneering quantity, first released in 1944 on the peak of the U.S.-Soviet alliance, steers us during the labyrinth of mutual lack of expertise that keeps within the post-Cold conflict period. Pitirim Alexandrovitch Sorokin is likely one of the significant figures of recent sociology. Born in rural Russia in 1889, he took an energetic half within the country's political lifestyles. Following his emigration to the U.S., he strove to improve an insider's wisdom of his new domestic. Russia and the us was once written within the wish of fostering cooperation among the 2 international locations within the postwar global. by means of noting a shared trust in each one nation's old function or "exceptionalism," Sorokin argues that there's a primary compatibility within the easy values of the 2 nations, facilitated by way of shared psychological, cultural, and social attitudes that preceded the communist period.Without minimizing the tyrannical nature of the Soviet regime, Sorokin locates and strains the improvement of democratic developments in Russia. He additionally issues out that American democracy has no longer been absolutely accomplished and that either international locations haven't begun to meet their beliefs. either international locations were melting pots of numerous racial, ethnic, nationwide, and cultural teams and peoples, and from their multiethnic composition, Russia and the us have each one constructed a wealthy and artistic tradition. Sorokin rejects the idea of diametrically antagonistic American and Russian "souls," in want of an appreciation of shared values.

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