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Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-1935 Edward Hallett Carr

Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-1935

Edward Hallett Carr

Published 1982
ISBN : 9780394525129
Hardcover
461 pages
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By 1930, hopes for revolution in Europe had faded even in the Soviet Union. The dilemma of the dual function imposed on the international Communist movement of promoting both the cause of world revolution and the security of the USSR provoked sharpMoreBy 1930, hopes for revolution in Europe had faded even in the Soviet Union. The dilemma of the dual function imposed on the international Communist movement of promoting both the cause of world revolution and the security of the USSR provoked sharp divisions among its leaders, and accounted for the issuance of conflicting and ambiguous instructions to foreign Communist parties. It was not until 1935 that the threat of fascism led to a firm decision to mold Comintern policy toward a defensive alliance with Western powers. The role of Stalin in these controversies was indecisive and elusive- and study of it throws some light on the complex character of Stalins dictatorship.Not one could have studied these crucial years as thoroughly as E. H. Carr, or described them more brilliantly. The issues that were debated during the period 1930-1935 moved leftist politics and people throughout the West- the impact of the decisions that were made still resonates today.