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This paperback has been sitting on my shelf since the early 90s when I was supposed to have read this book for a Russian history class I dropped Based on this book I m pretty happy with that decision made over two decades ago This is an autobiographical journaling of John Scott son of American Communist sympathizers who was raised to idealize the Workers paradise of communism He boldly decided to experience this paradise for himself by traveling to Magnitogorsk the Gary Indiana of the Urals at the ripe old age of 20 yearsScott spent 5 years working in some of the harshest weather working and living conditions that an employed human being in 1930 could imagine One might think that such a meager existence would sway his philosophy but far from it as Stephen Kotkin suggests in his introduction to this book John goes to great lengths to rationalize the brutality and starkness of the life of a wage earner under the Stalin regime as the ends to a glorious meanThe beginning of this book is a story of adventure and is a delightful read even when John is talking about living and working in conditions colder than a resident of the United States can barely fathom with only a coal burning furnace to keep him and his roommate warm in wintertime nights where the lows commonly hover in the 20s below zeroHe shares the experience of company provided meals of watery soup and bread every single day and night trade school and work politics which in a very real sense are an extension of party politics Eventually politically motivated purges get so bad that even John is basically invited to leave the country with his wife and two children John waxes poetic about the Russian version of social safety nets but I will be forgiven if I m not exactly bowled over by the state of Russian resources of the daySmith twice receives visits from an American friend who he proudly parades around Russia to show his temporary nation framed in the most positive of lights One must wonder what his American friend who was endlessly curious about life in Stalinist Russia must have made of these tripsJohn unintentionally confesses to his rose colored glasses when he mentions that while beggars in the Soviet Union are almost unheard of homeless and unemployed beggars he encountered while on a vacation in France were dressed better than he and his blue collar friends in Russia and probably ate better tooThe book is at its best when you see Soviet life through his eyes but the book drags badly when he spends a good bit of time talking about the daily mechanics of working in a Soviet steel mill which I m sorry to say doesn t really interest me I m not sure if there is a casual reader who this book would speak to as it changes gears from vaguely interesting to coma inducing and back As a matter of history though it story isn t without value If you re looking for a treatise on Russian politics this may not be the book you re looking for as it deals with a biased view of a fan of Stalinist Communism That said as much of a fan as John is even he can t paint a pretty picture of the dualities of greedy excess and gripping want even if many do not fully appreciate how dire their lives are or the ruthless subversion of political and cultural enemies real imagined or created Towards the end of this book John references a discussion with a comrade where he begins to uestion the experience and his colleague reminds of the comparative evils of John s nation of birth such as slavery proving that Whataboutism isn t a recent or uniuely American development This helps to reinforce John s sympathy for Stalinist Russia From the perspective of a sympathetic wanna be comrade it isn t hard to imagine how the Soviet Union s implementation of Communism failed so thoroughly In fact to the contrary it is difficult to imagine how it survived as long as it didThe irony of reviewing this book is that I realize that John Scott wouldn t give a damned what I think

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