J.V. Stalin’s Doctrine of the Socialist State

J.V. Stalin’s Doctrine of the Socialist State – A. Vyshinsky

This is an example of the aesthetic from the Stalinist period, obviously.  Books from this era are full of little curlycues, and try to evoke an almost Romanesque feeling.  High empire style, 1951.  Vyshinsky, an old friend of Stalin’s,  was a diplomat and Soviet politician, but is most famous as the prosecutor of the ‘Show Trials’ of the 1930’s, in which he made the dubious cases against Bukharin et al.  All this despite a Menshevik past.

jv-stalins-doctrine

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s