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«Парторганизацию завода им. Сталина охватил психоз…»

Новое литературное обозрение. 2012. Т. 4. № 16. С. 470-489.
Лейбович О. Л.

In his article "The Party Organization of the Stalin Plant Has Been Gripped by Psychosis..." Oleg Leibovich (Perm State Institute of Art and Culture) uses archival materials to reconstruct the conflict between an engineer/Communist Party member, on the one hand, and the authorities, on the other. The place of the conflict: a brand-new enterprise for the manufacture of aviation motors, Plant No. 19in Perm. The subject of the conflict: the right to a personal inter¬pretation of people and events, contested by the Party organization. The time of the conflict: the repressive ideological campaign in August1936 (the Trial of the Sixteen in Moscow). The content of the conflict was determined by a clash of two cultures: rational and individualistic, on the one hand, and patrimonial, on the other. Common sense confronted ideological formulas and was defeated.