The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century

The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226273402
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Edition description: 1
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

François Furet(1927–’97) was professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. His many works includeInterpreting the French Revolution,The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century, andIn the Workshop of History,the latter twopublished by the University of Chicago Press.

Deborah Furet is François Furet’s widow and frequent translator and works at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Revolutionary Passion
2. World War I
3. The Universal Spell of October
4. Believers and Unbelievers
5. Socialism in One Country
6. Communism and Fascism
7. Communism and Anti-Fascism
8. Anti-Fascist Culture
9. World War II
10. Communism at the End of World War II
11. Cold War Communism
12. The Beginning of the End
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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