From the Other Shore: Russian Social Democracy after 1921

From the Other Shore: Russian Social Democracy after 1921

by André Liebich, Andra(c) Liebich, Andr? Liebich
     
 

This book is an inquiry into the possibilities of politics in exile. Russian Mensheviks, driven out of Soviet Russia and their party stripped of legal existence, functioned abroad in the West for an entire generation. For several years they also continued to operate underground in Soviet Russia. Bereft of the usual advantages of political actors, the Mensheviks… See more details below

Overview

This book is an inquiry into the possibilities of politics in exile. Russian Mensheviks, driven out of Soviet Russia and their party stripped of legal existence, functioned abroad in the West for an entire generation. For several years they also continued to operate underground in Soviet Russia. Bereft of the usual advantages of political actors, the Mensheviks succeeded in impressing their views upon social democratic parties and Western thinking about the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674325173
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Harvard Historical Studies Series, #125
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

André Liebich is Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. The manuscript of this book was awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, Wiener Library, London.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Menshevik Family10
A Group Portrait10
A Portrait Gallery20
2Mensheviks and Bolsheviks29
A Phenomenology of Factions29
The Second Congress and Its Aftermath33
Revolutionary Rehearsal43
After the Revolution (1905)48
Into the Great War55
3From Exile to Exile58
War58
Revolution62
Facing Bolshevik Power70
Within the Party77
Personal Itineraries88
4Inside and Outside99
Settling into Exile99
The Political Economy of NEP107
The Nature of NEP Russia113
The Party Underground123
Watching the Kremlin140
5Mensheviks and the Wider World152
Into the International Arena152
Menshevik Foreign Relations163
Fraternal Parties171
6Stalin's Revolution182
The Great Turn182
Socialist Debates191
The Menshevik Trial199
7Hard Times217
Life in France217
Contacts225
The Totalitarian Nexus235
Purges and Politics242
Search for Unity252
Division and Defeat260
8Sea Change271
New Roads and Old271
The Last of the Martov Line283
The End of the Foreign Delegation287
Waging the Cold War297
The American File309
The Final Campaign317
Conclusion327
Biographical Summaries333
Abbreviations343
Notes345
Sources437
Index465

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