New PDF release: The Political Thought of Joseph Stalin: A Study in Twentieth

By Erik van Ree

This booklet provides a complete research of the political considered Joseph Stalin. Making complete use of the documentation that has lately develop into to be had, together with Stalin's deepest library along with his handwritten margin notes, the ebook presents many insights on Stalin, and likewise on western and Russian Marxist highbrow traditions. total, the ebook argues that Stalin's political inspiration isn't basically indebted to the Russian autocratic culture, yet belongs to a convention of progressive patriotism that stretches again via innovative Marxism to Jacobin notion within the French Revolution. It makes attention-grabbing comparisons among Stalin, Lenin, Bukharin and Trotsky, and explains greatly in regards to the approach of these cited within the Stalinist period, and concerning the era's many key difficulties, together with the economic revolution from above, socialist cultural coverage, Soviet remedy of nationalities, pre-war and chilly struggle international coverage, and the purges.

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