Russian Conservatism and Its Critics

Russian Conservatism and Its Critics

Why have Russians chosen unlimited autocracy throughout their history? Why is democracy unable to flourish in Russia?

Author: Baird Professor of History Richard Pipes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300112887

Category: History

Page: 216

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Why have Russians chosen unlimited autocracy throughout their history? Why is democracy unable to flourish in Russia?
Categories: History

Trotsky and His Critics

Trotsky and His Critics

Included in this collection are: Boris Souvarine's lengthy letter to Trotsky, articles on Trotsky from the German Communist Party (Opposition), Jay Lovestone on Trotsky and Soviet foreign policy, a Christian socialist critique of The ...

Author: Flewers

Publisher: Merlin Press

ISBN: 0850366127

Category: History

Page: 362

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In this presentation of contemporary and critical assessments of Leon Trotsky, many of the writings have never previously been published in English, while others have not reappeared since their first publication. Much of the featured material argues, among other things, that Trotsky's views on events were skewed through the prism of the experience of the October Revolution and the factional debates within the Soviet Communist Party, and that this seriously impaired his strategic and tactical acumen, especially in respect of the Spanish Civil War. Included in this collection are: Boris Souvarine's lengthy letter to Trotsky, articles on Trotsky from the German Communist Party (Opposition), Jay Lovestone on Trotsky and Soviet foreign policy, a Christian socialist critique of The Revolution Betrayed and defense of the Moscow Trials, and an anarchist critique of Trotskyism and the Spanish Civil War. In publishing the “other side” of the arguments, this issue of Revolutionary History series is continuing in its role of developing an understanding of key historical events and encouraging discussion of the past within today's socialist movement.
Categories: History

The Communist Movement in the Arab World

The Communist Movement in the Arab World

According to the Mizan observation, the Soviet criticism on the UAR since 1959 seemed to be influenced by the opposition ... If indeed the Soviet Union had, for several years, certain reservations around its criticism of UAR policies, ...

Author: Tareq Y. Ismael

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134275359

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book examines the communist movement in the Arab world from the time of the Russian revolution until after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It traces the interaction of the world communist movement which was characterized by an uncritical acceptance of Marxism-Leninism, and local communists, who moved from initial dependence on Moscow to a position more adapted to local circumstances and sensitivities that could be characterized as a distinctive 'Arab communism'. It goes on to trace the impact of 'Arab communism' on a range of issues in the region, arguing that the role of Arab communist parties was highly significant, and disproportionate to the relatively small numbers of communists in the countries concerned.
Categories: History

Ideology And Policy

Ideology And Policy

Representing a milestone of further accomplishment in scholarly investigation of the dialectics for ideological evolution in the USSR, this book will be a treasure for all who are interested in the development of Soviet ideology and should ...

Author: Terry L Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429713026

Category: History

Page: 230

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Representing a milestone of further accomplishment in scholarly investigation of the dialectics for ideological evolution in the USSR, this book will be a treasure for all who are interested in the development of Soviet ideology and should merit the attention of all specialists in Soviet studies. It is uniquely valuable because it is the first exte
Categories: History

Massive Retaliation

Massive Retaliation

Foundation For Foreign Affairs Series, No. 2.

Author: Paul Peeters

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: UOM:39015025344634

Category: Public opinion

Page: 328

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Foundation For Foreign Affairs Series, No. 2.
Categories: Public opinion

Soviet Foreign Policy After Stalin

Soviet Foreign Policy After Stalin

We consider that to learn from the Soviet Union is absolutely necessary; the question is only how we do the studying.48 ... In a lengthy statement, People's Daily reported its criticism of Stalin's "great-power chauvinism," his conceit, ...

Author: David J. Dallin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013935021

Category: Soviet Union

Page: 568

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Categories: Soviet Union

Ideology and the Collapse of the Soviet System

Ideology and the Collapse of the Soviet System

The author of this study analyzes the nature and historical evolution of Soviet ideology between 1917 and 1985 to demonstrate the structural importance of Soviet ideological discourse and the uncertain place that it allocated to the ...

Author: Neil Robinson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012417940

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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The author of this study analyzes the nature and historical evolution of Soviet ideology between 1917 and 1985 to demonstrate the structural importance of Soviet ideological discourse and the uncertain place that it allocated to the Communist Party in the Soviet political system. On the basis of this analysis, the author provides a fresh interpretation of Gorbachev's political reforms. He describes the ideological dynamic that underwrote the development of perestroika, how Gorbachev's ideas on democratization sent contradictory messages to the Communist Party and how this stimulated opposition to perestroika from party cadres and Soviet society.
Categories: Political Science

Interpreters and Critics of the Cold War

Interpreters and Critics of the Cold War

For Secretary of State Henry Kissinger coping with the Soviet Union was, until his final months in office, his one controlling and overriding concern. When asked by a friendly critic if it were not true he had done well in his handling ...

Author: Kenneth W. Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037297186

Category: Cold War

Page: 113

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Categories: Cold War

JPRS Report

JPRS Report

Despite increasing conflicts and sharp criticisms , the leadership was unable to abandon its 19th - century views of ... decades precisely by the conservativeness of Soviet policy and the “ stagnation period ” of the Brezhnev era .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000004915108

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page:

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Categories: Europe, Eastern