The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics

The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics

by Tariq Ali (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608462193
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

TARIQ ALI is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London. His website is

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition 3

Preface 7

Introduction Tariq Ali 9

Part 1 The Roots of the Problem

1 Socialist Relations in the Soviet Union Leon Trotsky 33

2 The 'Professional Dangers' of Power Christian Rakovsky 47

3 What Is the Bureaucracy? Ernest Mandel 60

4 'Socialism in One Country' Isaac Deutscher 95

5 Marxism and Primitive Magic Isaac Deutscher 106

6 Trotsky's Interpretation of Stalinism Perry Anderson 118

7 Was Lenin a Stalinist? Marcel Liebman 129

8 Stalinist Ideology and Science Michael Löwy 168

Part 2 Stalinism in Crisis

9 The Trotskyists in Vorkuta Prison Camp 'M.B.' 187

10 Stalin and the Second World War Fernando Claudin 197

11 The First Breach: The Excommunication of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito 214

12 Secret Report to the 20th Party Congress of the CPSU Nikita S. Khrushchev 221

13 Maoism, Stalinism and the Chinese Revolution Roland Lew 273

14 The Peculiarities of Vietnamese Communism Pierre Rousset 321

15 The Tragedy of Indian Communism K. Damodaran 345

16 Hungary 1956: A Participant's Account Nicholas Krasso 374

17 How They Crushed the Prague Spring of 1968 Josef Smrkovsky 385

18 The Political Culture of Hoxha's Albania Arshi Pipa 435

19 The Polish Vortex: Solidarity and Socialism Oliver MacDonald 465

20 Solzhenitsyn: The Witness and the Prophet Daniel Singer 516

Epilogue: The Heirs of Stalin Yevgeni Yevtushenko 548

Select Bibliography 550

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