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Book chapter

Illusions of Influence and the Mystique of Power: The Fellow-Travelers and Stalin as Philosopher-King

P. 25-40.

This chapter is based on an examination of the writings of the leading fellow-travelers of the 1930s and archival study of their Soviet visits. At its center is the web of concrete ties binding them to Soviet intel- lectual mediators and cultural institutions. It will make several inter- locking arguments that address longstanding debates about Western intellectuals and communism.

In book

Budapest: Central European University Press, 2019.