True Democracy

by Conor Mercadante ’14 “And with that, I’ll turn things over to Conor,” Professor of History Magnus Bernhardsson said as all the eyes in the classroom shifted to me. I paused for what seemed like an eternity, nervously scanning the faces in the room, and looked directly into the large video screen in front of

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Nation-building A collection of 26 Soviet propaganda posters from the 1920s at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is now an important part of several courses, thanks to a Russian and international studies major who researched and translated them last year. The posters reflect “how the government emphasized things such as industry, literacy, agriculture,

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