Bolshevism, Stalinism and the Comintern : Perspectives on by Matthew Worley, Kevin Morgan, Norman LaPorte

By Matthew Worley, Kevin Morgan, Norman LaPorte

Bringing jointly top professionals and leading edge students, this assortment re-examines the defining techniques of Stalinism and the Stalinization odel.  the purpose of the ebook is to discover how the typical imperatives of a centralized move have been skilled throughout nationwide obstacles.

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36 Flechtheim, Die KPD, p. 336. 37 For a detailed discussion, see Weber, Wandlung, Vol. 1, pp. 35–238. 38 Der Funke, 28 August 1924. In 1928, too, he spoke of ‘military discipline’ in the party. See Die Rote Fahne, 30 December 1928. 39 Die Komintern vor dem 6. Weltkongress (Hamburg: Carl Hoym Nachfolger), p. 13. 40 Die Rote Fahne, 3 January 1930. Walter Ulbricht’s audit of the KPD bore the headline ‘General Muster of Our Party’. 41 Westfälischer Kämpfer, 30 March 1926. 42 Die Kommunistische Internationale, 1928, p.

Wenzel, 1923. Die gescheiterte Deutsche Oktoberrevolution (Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2003). 28 H. Weber and B. H. ), Der Thälmann-Skandal. Geheime Korrespondenzen mit Stalin (Berlin: Aufbau, 2003). 29 E. Reuter, W. Hedeler, H. Helas and K. ), Luxemburg oder Stalin. Schaltjahr 1928. Die KPD am Scheideweg (Berlin: Karl Dietz, 2003). 30 H. Weber, preface, in Bayerlein, Deutscher Oktober. 31 Neumann, Die deutschen Parteien, p. 97. 32 R. ), Bürokratische Organisationen (Cologne: Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 1968).

Responses to the thesis of Stalinization Very few objections were raised against my study of the transformation of the KPD when it was published in 1969. While East German historians talked predictably of ‘Weber’s falsifications’,16 the two volumes The Stalinization of the KPD 27 were soon regarded in the West as the standard work on the subject. 18 These biographies provide a personal demonstration that the structures established by Stalin in the CPSU and Comintern, as well as his specific strategies, were imposed on the KPD and its members.

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