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The Heavens and the Earth - Part 4: Chapter 14, Space Age Communism: The Khrushchevian Synthesis Summary & Analysis

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 4: Chapter 14, Space Age Communism: The Khrushchevian Synthesis Summary and Analysis

The Soviet system was very much taken with science and technology or what is called the S-T Revolution. The Russians put aside some of their theories of Soviet administration, capitalism and international relations in favor of theories that consider science and technology. This was very important for Russia because the conflicts eventually caused Khrushchev to fall from power. Technology opened up all of the techniques involved in data processing, management and methods of research. Bukharin and others claimed that socialism resulted in faster technology since it freed up the creative energies of the people. Technological innovation was accompanied by a social revolution and was a manifestation of that social revolution. Soviet theorists had a problem explaining the role of technological innovation in capitalism.

Soviet theorist defined the...

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