By Douglas R. Weiner
Weiner portrays nature defense activists now not as do-or-die resisters to the method, nor as inoffensive do-gooders. particularly, they took benefit of an unpoliced realm of speech and job and of the patronage through middle-level Soviet officers to fight for a softer route to improvement. within the technique, they defended self reliant social identities within the face of a method that sought to impose legit types of habit, ethics, and id for all. Written in a full of life sort, this soaking up tale tells for the 1st time how prepared participation in nature safety supplied an enviornment for putting forward and perpetuating self-generated social identities within the USSR and keeping a counterculture whose legacy survives today.
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