The rise and fall of communism

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“A work of considerable delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and judicious account of Communist history…that is both controversial and commonsensical.”—

“Ranging wisely and lucidly across the decades and around the world, this is a splendid book.”—William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

The Rise and Fall of Communism is the definitive history from the internationally renowned Oxford authority on the subject. Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Archie Brown examines the origins of the most important political ideology of the 20th century, its development in different nations, its collapse in the Soviet Union following perestroika, and its current incarnations around the globe. Fans of John Lewis Gaddis, Samuel Huntington, and avid students of history will appreciate the sweep and insight of this epic and astonishing work.

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table_of_contents Origins and development. The idea of communism ; Communism and socialism : the early years ; The Russian revolutions and civil war ; "Building socialism" : Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-40 ; International communism between the two world wars ; What do we mean by a communist system? -- Communism ascendant. The appeals of communism ; Communism and the Second World War ; The communist takeovers in Europe : indigenous paths ; The communist takeovers in Europe : Soviet impositions ; The communists take power in China ; Post-war Stalinism and the break with Yugoslavia -- Surviving without Stalin. Khrushchev and the Twentieth Party Congress ; Zig-zags on the road to "communism" ; Revisionism and revolution in Eastern Europe ; Cuba : a Caribbean communist state ; China : from the "Hundred Flowers" to "Cultural Revolution" ; Communism in Asia and Africa ; The "Prague Spring" ; "The era of stagnation" : the Soviet Union under Brezhnev -- Pluralizing pressures. The challenge from Poland : John Paul II, Lech Wałesa, and the rise of Solidarity ; Reform in China : Deng Xiaoping and after ; The challenge of the West -- Interpreting the fall of communism. Gorbachev, Perestroika, and the attempt to reform communism, 1985-87 ; The dismantling of Soviet communism, 1988-89 ; The end of communism in Europe ; The break-up of the Soviet state ; Why did communism last so long? ; What caused the collapse of communism? ; What's left of communism?
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