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Week Ten - Third Ways: Dissident Voices for Peace and Human Rights

- How far did dissidents in West and East succeed in liberating themselves from Cold War culture?

- Did western peace movements make a significant contribution to ending the Cold War?

- Did eastern dissidents lay the basis for an emergent civil society?

Texts

Thompson, E. P., ‘The Division of Europe’, in The Heavy Dancers (1985). JB.2332.T42
________ et al., Exterminism and Cold War (1982), essays originally published in New Left Review by Thompson, Raymond Williams, Rudolf Bahro, Lucio Magri (on Italy), and Roy & Zhores Medvedev, among others. UA.11.N3
Havel, Vaclav, Living in Truth: Twenty-two Essays (1987). PG.5038.H29
Michnik, Adam, Letters from Prison and Other Essays (1987). DK.444.M4

The Western Peace Movement

Bess, M. D., ‘E. P. Thompson: The Historian as Activist’, American Historical Review, 98 (1993), 19-38.
Byrne, Paul, Social Movements in Britain (London: Routledge, 1997). JD.10.32.B9
Carter, April, Liberal Democracy and its Critics (Malden, Mass.: Polity, 1998). JB.2100.L4
Kenny, Michael, The First New Left: British Intellectuals after Stalin (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1995). JB.2332.A1
J. Hinton, Protests and Visions: Peace Politics in Twentieth-Century Britain (London: Hutchinson, 1989). JD.114.32.H4
Kodama, Katsuya and Unto Vesa (eds.), Towards a Comparative Analysis of Peace Movements (1990). PM
Meier, A., ‘The peace movement - some questions concerning its social nature and structure’, International Sociology, 13 (1988), 77-87.
Roseneil, Sasha, Disarming Patriarchy: Feminism and Political Action at Greenham (Milton Keynes: Open University, 1995). JD.114.32.R6
Taylor, Richard, Against the Bomb. The British Peace Movement, 1958-65 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1988). JD.114.32.T2
Wittner, Lawrence S., One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement (Stanford, Cal.: SUP, 1993). JD.114.W4

Eastern Dissidence

Gorbachev, Mikhail, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World (London, 1987), esp. chs. 3, 6 & 7. JD.300.51.G6
Havemann, Robert, An Alienated Man (London, 1973). DD.259.7.H2
Maier, Charles, Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany (Princeton, NJ: PUP, 1997). DD.261.1.M2
Medvedev, R., On Socialist Democracy (New York, 1977). JB 2351.M33
Read, Christopher, The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System (London, 2001), pp. 182-97. DK.266.R3
Sakharov, Andrei, Progress, Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom (London, 1968). QC.16.S2
________, Memoirs (New York: Vintage, 1992). DK.275.S2
Service, Robert, A History of Twentieth-Century Russia (London, 1997), ch. 21. DK.246.S3
Skilling, H. Gordon, Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia (London: Allen & Unwin, 1981). DB.215.6.S5
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, Letter to Soviet Leaders (London, 1974). PG.3496.O9
Tismaneanu, Vladimir, In Search of Civil Society: Independent Peace Movements in the Soviet Bloc (Routledge: New York and London, 1990). PM