Propaganda state in crisis : Soviet ideology, indoctrination, and terror under Stalin, 1927-1941

Brandenberger, David, author

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Ideology, propaganda, and mass mobilization -- The propaganda state's first decade -- The search for a usable party history -- Personifying the Soviet "experiment" -- The cult of heroes and heroism -- The pageantry of Soviet patriotism -- The popularity of the official line -- The murder of the usable past -- Mass culture in a time of terror -- Public opinion imperiled -- The ossification of the official line -- Stalinist mass culture on the eve of war -- Conclusion: The propaganda state in crisis
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