The Totalitarian Legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution
World-renowned scholars of Bolshevism and world communism analyze the human costs of the Bolshevik Revolution, its contribution to the spread of totalitarianism, and the responses it inspired among American and Western intellectuals. Together, their essays constitute a profound refusal of the poesy of totalitarianism that is based on sober research and detailed analysis of the limits of utopian politics and the dangers of cruel ideologies based in the cosmetic aesthetic of moral perfectionism and lyric intoxication. This study provides an accurate and succinct depiction of the nature of Bolshevism and its consequences in light of several decades of research, including former Soviet archival materials and American intelligence such as the Venona file. -- publisher
Bolshevik Revolution, Totalitarianism, Communism, Soviet Union, History
European History | Military History | Political History
Sociology & Anthropology
Riley, Alexander and Siewers, Alf, "The Totalitarian Legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution" (2019). Faculty Books. 56.