From Dissidence to Statesmanship: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Vaclav Havel, & the Ideological Lie in the 20th Century

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Title:
From Dissidence to Statesmanship: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Vaclav Havel, & the Ideological Lie in the 20th Century
Author:
Arnold, Troy
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the following work, I intend to illuminate the importance of the lives and the works of Václav Havel and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. I have chosen to employ a multi-disciplinary approach - one that will include elements of political philosophy, educational theory, cultural theory, and literary criticism. I will analyze and compare their works, the convergence and divergence of their views, their shared emphasis on the theme of the 'ideological lie', and the lack of an alternative view in Post-Communist societies. I will demonstrate that their philosophical framework is not fundamentally or properly understood by the archaic dialectic between capitalism and communism that has shaped academic discourse for the last two centuries. For that reason, their works and central themes are still relevant; indeed the conceptual framework they have constructed can help illuminate the continued struggles faced by 21st century global society.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Havel; Solzhenitsyn; Dissidence; Russia; Czech Republic
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Russian; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gutsche, George

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleFrom Dissidence to Statesmanship: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Vaclav Havel, & the Ideological Lie in the 20th Centuryen_US
dc.creatorArnold, Troyen_US
dc.contributor.authorArnold, Troyen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the following work, I intend to illuminate the importance of the lives and the works of Václav Havel and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. I have chosen to employ a multi-disciplinary approach - one that will include elements of political philosophy, educational theory, cultural theory, and literary criticism. I will analyze and compare their works, the convergence and divergence of their views, their shared emphasis on the theme of the 'ideological lie', and the lack of an alternative view in Post-Communist societies. I will demonstrate that their philosophical framework is not fundamentally or properly understood by the archaic dialectic between capitalism and communism that has shaped academic discourse for the last two centuries. For that reason, their works and central themes are still relevant; indeed the conceptual framework they have constructed can help illuminate the continued struggles faced by 21st century global society.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectHavelen_US
dc.subjectSolzhenitsynen_US
dc.subjectDissidenceen_US
dc.subjectRussiaen_US
dc.subjectCzech Republicen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRussianen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGutsche, Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1612en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356101en_US
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