Ironies of History
Essays on Contemporary Communism

Deutscher, Issac
Publisher:  Ramparts Press, Berkley, USA
Year Published:  1966   First Published:  1957
Pages:  278pp   ISBN:  0-87867-013-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7481

A series of essays by Deutscher examinig the evolution of the so-called Communist world after Stalin.

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Table of Contents:

Preface

PART ONE: REVISIONS AND DIVISIONS
Khrushchev on Stalin
The Meaning of de-Stalinization
Russian in Transition
Four Decades of the Revolution
Khrushchev at Home
Three Currents in Communism
Maoism-its Origin and Outlook
The Failure of Khrushchevism

PART TWO: TWENTY YEARS OF COLD WAR
Vietnam in Perspective

PART THREE: FROM A BIOGRAPHER'S SKETCHBOOK
The Moral Dilemmas of Lenin
Trotsky at his Nadir
An Obituary on Stalin
Warsaw's Verdict on Rokossovsky

PART FOUR: HISTORICAL AND LITERARY ESSAYS
Between Past and Future
The Mensheviks
Russia and the West
The Irony of History in Stalinism
Steps to a new Russian Literature
Pasternak and the Calendar of the Revolution
Two Autobiographies
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