The Communist Movement
From Comintern to Cominform

Claudin, Fernando
Publisher:  Penguin Books
Year Published:  1975   First Published:  1970
Pages:  830pp   ISBN:  0-14055.097-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7363

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Table of Contents:

Note to the French Edition
Note to the English Edition
Preface by Jorge Semprun
Introduction

PART ONE
THE CRISIS OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL

1. THE DISSOLUTION
The Last Episode of a Long Crisis
The Irony of History
An Admission of Bankruptcy

2. THE CRISIS OF THEORY
Lenin's Theoretical Schema
Moribund Capitalism?
Lenin's Last Questionings
Stalin as Revisionist: Complete Socialism in a Single Country
Causes of the Paralysis of Theory

3. MONOLITHICITY
The Soviet Model Transplanted
Ultra-Centralism and Russification
The Itinerary on Monolithicity

4. THE CRISIS OF POLICY
The German Experience
The People's Front Experience
The Colonial Experience
The Chinese Revolution
The Last Act

PART TWO
THE ZENITH OF STALINISM

5. REVOLUTION AND SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
From Comintern to Cominform
The Revolution Frustrated (France)
The Revolution Frustrated (Italy)
Revolutions without Permission: Criticisms of French and Italian Opportunism
From the 'Grand Alliance' to the 'Two Camps'
Questions and Conjectures

6. THE COMINFORM
The Satellite Revolutions
The Cominform and the New Tactics
General Retreat of the Communist Movement in the West

7. THE JUGOSLAV BREACH
The Setting-up of the Bureaucratic Police Dictatorship in the Satellites
The Heretical Revolution
The Trials
The Campaign against Titoism in the Western Communist Parties

8. THE EAST TAKES OVER
The Chinese Revolution and the 'Grand Alliance'
Revolutionary War or 'National Unity'
The Bogey of Chinese 'Titoism'
The Sino-Soviet Alliance

9. THE NEW WORLD BALANCE
The 'Peace Fighters'
Stalemate in the 'Cold War'
Assessment of the Cominform Period

Epilogue
Notes
Index
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