Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monumental Propaganda by Vladimir Voinovich
The author of Monumental Propaganda, Vladimir Voinovich, is from Tadjikistan. The book was extremely interesting to me because he covers life in the Soviet Union from the days of Stalin forward through modern times and the "collapse" of communism, then going back historically to bring in the philosophies of Lenin, Marx, and Engels as well as insights into the time of the czars. Many times the book deals with the troubles of the USSR in a light-hearted way, still the subject matter was interesting and held my interest. Interesting philosophical statements made, throughout, by the author.