The paperback of Virgin Land is still in print, but no one has ordered a copy from the press in the last two years. We dismissed them all. We noted their oversights, their lack of theoretical rigor, their simple confidence that the varied experiences of past actors could be captured by a single unifying myth, and their inattention to the necessary facts of the past.
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Section Khrushchev's Reinvention of the Revolution. But the most ambitious was the Virgin Lands campaign, in which hundreds of thousands of young men and women volunteered to work and settle on the steppelands of Kazakhstan. Khrushchev promoted the campaign as a 'Leninist' response to the crisis of collectivized agriculture.
In September a Central Committee group — composed of Khrushchev, two aides, two Pravda editors, and one agricultural specialist — met to determine the severity of the agricultural crisis in the Soviet Union. Earlier inGeorgy Malenkov had received credit for introducing reforms to solve the agricultural problem in the country, including increasing the procurement prices the state paid for collective-farm deliveries, reducing taxes, and encouraging individual peasant plots. Khrushchev, irritated that Malenkov had received credit for agricultural reform, introduced his own agricultural plan.
He wants you to think critically about your story of the West, yourself and America. Can you be totally honest about how your story was formed? How would you change it and do you realize that you can?
The Virgin Lands campaign was a huge operation designed to open up a vast tract of steppe land, mainly in northern Kazakhstan and the Altai region of the RSFSR, for grain cultivation. The area initially plowed up inthe first year of the campaign, was no less than 19 million hectares 47 million acres. An additional 14 million hectares were plowed in
Forgot password? Don't have an account? This chapter attempts to interpret the narrative that has emerged in the wake of the events that took place on September 11, The state's powers of governance have depended in part upon its recourse to master fictions that transmit a normative system of values and beliefs from generation to generation.