NEP Be Damned! Young Militants in the 1920s and the Culture of Civil War

TitleNEP Be Damned! Young Militants in the 1920s and the Culture of Civil War
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGorsuch, AE
JournalRussian Review
Volume56
Pagination564-580
ISBN Number0036-0341
KeywordsCivil war, Communism, Economic policy, History, Political dissent, POLITICS
Abstract

  The transition from War Communism to New Economic Policy (NEP) in early 1921 involved a change in politics, economic policy and the identity and iconography of the young Communist. The persistence throughout the 1920s of militant understandings of communism and Communist culture based on the Civil War model is examined.