Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Savage, Jon & Velikanova, Olga V.
Description: This paper reports on the author's research, which is fundamentally an exploration into the dynamics of what has been conceptualized as the "New Soviet Man." The author's intention is to examine not only the Soviet regime's actual implementation of this idea into society, but also to investigate other factors surrounding this idea such as the philosophical foundations of the New Man, the response of the New Man in the public and private sectors of the Soviet Union, and whether or not the Soviet Government's idea of creating a New Soviet Man could be interpreted as a success or failure on the level of real-world application and the theoretical level. The sources from which the author's research and conclusions are drawn stem from numerous disciplines that range from historical interpretations to philosophical treatises and even to Soviet literature that focuses on the New Man concept. The author hopes that the research clearly conveys the amalgamation of all these different sources and factors surrounding the idea of the New Soviet Man into a refined analysis that reveals a larger idea behind this social experiment of essentially re-creating humanity.
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