An international communist's view of ""Socialism in one country"", in an anonymous, amorphous attempt to describe, in terms...

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An international communist's view of ""Socialism in one country"", in an anonymous, amorphous attempt to describe, in terms of the psychological transformation of the men and women participating in the revolution, the entire evolution of Bolshevism from an internationalist and equalitarian movement, into a state party of specific Russian imperialist and totalitarian nature. This subjective interpretation of the revolution in the early stages (1918-28) is conveyed by the diaries of two unnamed Commintern members. From 1928 on the authors rely on biographies of eleven world revolutionaries and their disillusionment. The last section of the book deals with the ""Stalintern"", the nationalist, imperialist, militaristic, non-idealistic perversion of the Communist Internationale. Here is a revaluation of Radek, Lenin, Bukharin, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxemburg, etc; a review of history from inside; new anti-Stalinist material.

Pub Date: March 28, 1947

ISBN: 1166139069

Page Count: -

Publisher: Ziff-Davis

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1947