LECTURE BY ERNEST GELLNER


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Participant at a seminar 'Models of Social Change in History and Anthropology' held in 1976


Ernest Gellner had spent part of a sabbatical year in the Soviet Union during 1989. This is part of a 50 minute lecture he gave on his return in October 1989, describing the decomposition of the Soviet Union that he witnessed at first-hand.

Delivered in the Cockcroft lecture room in Cambridge and filmed by Humphrey Hinton.