Recognized as one of the greatest velists of all-time, Fyodor Dostoevsky continues to inspire and instigate questions about religion, philosophy, and literature. However, there has been a neglect looking at his political thought: its philosophical and religious foundations, its role in nineteenth-century Europe, and its relevance for us today. Dostoevsky's Political Thought explores Dostoevsky's political thought in his fictional and nfictional works with contributions from scholars of political science, philosophy, history, and Russian Studies. From a variety of perspectives, these scholars contribute to a greater understanding of Dostoevsky t only as a political thinker but also as a writer, philosopher, and religious thinker.
Richard Avramenko is associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Courage: the Politics of Life and Limb, the coeditor of Friendship and Politics: Essays in Political Thought, and author of numerous articles on ancient and continental political thought in literature. Lee Trepanier is associate professor of political science at Saginaw Valley State University. He is author of Russian Political Symbols, co-author with Lynita K. Newswander of LDS in USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture, and editor and co-editor of several volumes, the latest being Teaching in an Age of Ideology (co-edited with John von Heyking), Eric Voegelin and the Modern Continental Tradition (co-edited with Steven McGuire), and Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization (co-edited with Khalil Habib).