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Title Godless utopia / Roland Elliott Brown.
Author Brown, Roland Elliott, author.
Publication London : Murray & Sorrell Fuel Ltd, FUEL Design & Publishing, 2019.
Description 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Call # 322.10947 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Summary "'We've finished the earthly tsars and we're coming for the heavenly ones!' Thus spoke the Soviet Union's first atheist propagandists as they declared war on "the opium of the people" across the USSR. Soviet atheism is the great lost subject of the 20th century. Pope Pius XI led a "crusade of prayer" against it; George Orwell satirized it in Animal Farm; the Nazis called it a Jewish plot; Franklin D. Roosevelt pressured Stalin to abandon it: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn blamed it for Russia's catastrophes; and Ronald Reagan put it at the core of his "Evil Empire" speech. And yet, because the Soviet Union promoted atheism almost entirely for domestic consumption, decades' worth of arcane and astonishing anti-religious imagery remains unknown in the West. Drawing on the early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless at the Machine, and postwar posters by Communist Party publishers, author Roland Elliott Brown presents an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR. Here are uncanny, imaginative and downright blasphemous visions from the very guts of the Soviet atheist apparatus: sinister priests rub shoulders with cross-bearing colonial torturers, greedy mullahs, a cyclopean Jehovah and a crypto-fascist Jesus; Russian cosmonauts mock God from space while vigilant border guards nab American Bible smugglers. Godless Utopia is the occult grimoire of a lost socialist anti-theology."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Atheism -- Soviet Union.
Socialist propaganda -- Soviet Union.
Graphic arts -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Social conditions.
Atheism. (OCoLC)fst00819974
Graphic arts. (OCoLC)fst00946595
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Socialist propaganda. (OCoLC)fst01123738
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Genre Informational works.
Alt Title Godless utopia : Soviet anti-religious propaganda
Soviet anti-religious propaganda
ISBN 9780995745575

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