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Fantasies of Salvation:
Democracy, Nationalism, and Myth in Post-Communist Europe
Vladimir Tismaneanu

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface: Why Eastern Europe and Why Care?
Introduction: After Marx: The Return of Political Myth3
1Resurrecting Utopia: Ideology versus Mythology23
2The Leninist Debris, or Waiting for Peron38
3Vindictive and Messianic Mythologies: Post-Communist Nationalism and Populism65
4Scapegoating Fantasies: Fascism, Anti-Semitism, and Myth Making in East Central Europe88
5Is the Revolution Over? The Myth of Decommunization and the Quest for Political Justice111
6A Velvet Counterrevolution? Dissidents, Dreamers, and Realpolitik141
Conclusion: The Mythological Construction of Reality: Political Complexity in a Post-Communist World153
Notes169
Index211

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