CREECA Fall 2021 Lecture Series
To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: The Many Lives of the Soviet Dissident Movement with Benjamin Nathans
Thursday, September 23, 2021
206 Ingraham Hall
This talk investigates how, as products themselves of the Soviet order, dissidents arrived at a conception of law and human personality so at odds with official norms. Understanding this process – how orthodoxies contain the seeds of their own heresies, and how dissidents promoted the containment of Soviet power from within – promises to illuminate the broader problem of how citizens of authoritarian societies conceive and act on options for political engagement.