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Urban, G. R. (George R.) 1921-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 409 publications in 9 languages and 7,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, Interviewer
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Most widely held works by G. R Urban
Toynbee on Toynbee; a conversation between Arnold J. Toynbee and G.R. Urban by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalinism, its impact on Russia and the world by G. R Urban( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Russian and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met tijdgenoten en deskundigen over Stalin's persoonlijkheid en de invloed van het Stalinisme op de politieke ontwikkeling in vele landen
Détente by G. R Urban( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews udsendt over Radio Free Europe 1973-75
Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the cold war by G. R Urban( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading expert on East and Central European and Soviet affairs, George R. Urban offers an insider's perspective on the history of Radio Free Europe by drawing on his service during the 1960s and his term as overall director in the 1980s. In vivid detail, Urban describes how the Radios promoted the cause of liberal democracy and the free market economy for more than four decades and stood up against the Soviet system, with its clandestine offshoots and fifth columns in all the countries of the West. Urban contends that a second opponent was less visible but more powerful: influential members of the American and West European Left who believed that the Soviet superpower should not be thwarted
Eurocommunism : its roots and future in Italy and elsewhere by G. R Urban( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we survive our future? A symposium by G. R Urban( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Polish and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communist reformation : nationalism, internationalism, and change in the world Communist movement by G. R Urban( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sino-Soviet conflict; eleven radio discussions by Leopold Labedz( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracles of Chairman Mao; a compendium of devotional literature, 1966-1970 by G. R Urban( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the Soviet system survive reform? : seven colloquies about the state of Soviet socialism seventy years after the Bolshevik revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of empire : the demise of the Soviet Union by G. R Urban( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nearly a half-century of fear and uncertainty, the world's consciousness is no longer dominated by the Cold War. The dawn of the nuclear era and the superpower rivalry changed forever our world and the way we look at it, and the upheaval seen in the former Soviet Union and its satellite states has done likewise. How did the USSR, one of the two most powerful nations in the world a scant few years ago, lose its hold on Eastern Europe and, eventually, its grip on itself? George R. Urban, renowned historian and teacher of Soviet and European affairs, has given us unique views of the "evil empire" and its rapid fall. He has compiled his dialogues with seven individuals prominent in the Communist movement, its analysis, or its aftermath. Urban's partners in discussion are Sidney Hook, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Elie Kedourie, Otto von Habsburg, Milovan Djilas, and Sir Karl Popper. These discussions took place between the late 1980s and 1991, and they form an invaluable piece of contemporary history. We can now know the thoughts and predictions of individuals close to the events before the fact and as they unfolded. Urban writes, "I am persuaded that imperfect and even false predictions can be as revealing as (and sometimes even more revealing than) sound ones, because they draw our attention to the rich variety of human choices and underline the openness of history." It is easy to take history for granted with the wisdom of hindsight. But seeing the possibilities as they appeared at the time can be even more illuminating and provocative. Urban and his collaborators discuss what might arise from the debris of the Soviet empire and what the new dispensation in Eastern Europe might mean for the future, short-term and long-term. A few of the predictions have proven to be in error, but their inclusion here only adds to the book's historical richness. Many of their views have proven to be prescient, and many others doubtlessly will
Hazards of learning : an international symposium on the crisis of the university by G. R Urban( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen dialogues are assembled, originally commissioned and broadcast by Radio Free Europe. Each person interviewed by G.R. Urban is an educational leader in North America or Europe: Donald G. MacRae, Mick Farren, Paul Seabury, Eldon L. Johnson, Richard Lowenthal, Alain Touraine, Lord James of Rusholme, Max Beloff, Jeanne Hersch, Alexander King, Golo Mann, Richard Hoggart, and Lord Ashby. Each presents reasons for and solutions to the current crisis of the university. Disagreement on what the crisis is results from variant definitions of higher education and perceptions of higher education's role in society. The interviewer tries to elicit responses to the query: Is learning enough; and if it is not, how does the hazardous activity of amassing information pass into the relatively hazard-free state of being educated? The introduction is by Seymour Martin Lipset. (Editor/MSE)
Scaling the wall; talking to Eastern Europe; the best of Radio Free Europe by Radio Free Europe( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and economic rights in the Soviet bloc : a documentary review seventy years after the Bolshevik Revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinesis and stasis; a study in the attitude of Stefan George and his circle to the musical arts by G. R Urban( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteen days; a broadcaster's account of the Hungarian revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

16 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to Eastern Europe: a collection of the best reading from the broadcasts and background papers of Radio Free Europe by Radio Free Europe( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Können wir unsere Zukunft überleben? : ein Symposium by G. R Urban( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorbachev : can the revolution be remade? by G. R Urban( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the cold war
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Communist reformation : nationalism, internationalism, and change in the world Communist movementEnd of empire : the demise of the Soviet Union
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George Urban Hungarian writer

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Languages
English (262)

French (13)

German (12)

Japanese (5)

Chinese (3)

Polish (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)