This argument is spelled out by Zhurkin. Ostrogorsky's "profound insights," suggests Starr, "justify his being ranked after Alexis de Tocqueville and Sir James Bryce as the most sensitive foreign observer of this country" "The Russian View of America," The Wilson Quarterly 1, no.In an article devoted to the "acute" domestic, especially economic problems confronting the United States in the s, he suggests that it would, of course, be incorrect to assume that the American bourgeoisie has exhausted all of its potentialities and reserves and that, therefore, there is nothing left for it but to sag under the weight of its vices and sicknesses. Their policy implications for the United States will also be explored. Thus, in some measure, the materials used are not representative, in the sense that they often differ considerably from the accounts on the same subject appearing in the Soviet media. It must be recognized, however, that Soviet perceptions of the American political system have notably improved. A second major source of American economic strength, in the Soviet view, has been the introduction of Keynesian practices—what Soviet economists like to refer to as "state-monopoly regulation of the economy. The American monopolies still have enough power and inertia of movement to continue operating for a certain amount of time, achieving further expansion of their supremacy and accelerated development of their productive forces. Even the American working class is devoid of proletarian militancy. Federal budget devoted to military expenditures has declined from For more information on choosing credible sources for your paper, check out this blog post. On the contrary, they appreciate its ability to develop productive forces and to control, to some extent, its cyclical movements. Both to indicate the degree to which Soviet thinking has changed and as groundwork for a later discussion of American political dynamics, a brief sortie into political-economic doctrine seems useful. The new president did not break with tradition. And its researchers have spent long hours pouring through the American press and magazines, professional journals and transcripts of congressional hearings, reading American history and biography, interviewing U.
But Kennedy ultimately decided on a more measured approach. These findings will be examined in the context of domestic Soviet political arrangements. They are frequently found in the popular press and, on occasion, even in the writings of eminent Soviet Americanists.
Critically important in the Soviet view was the reaction of the American "ruling circles" to these deeply disturbing events.
An economy this mighty and this advanced is hardly about to expire. The ultimate dread is that economic collapse will result in fascism.
Because of its highly-organized production system, its vast natural resources and its reserves of qualified manpower, it still has possibilities for economic growth.
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