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The Communist Movement in the Arab World - Tareq Y. Ismael

The Communist Movement in the Arab World

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This book examines the communist movement in the Arab world from the time of the Russian revolution until after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It traces the interaction of the world communist movement, under the aegis of the Communist International (Komintern) in Moscow, which was characterised by an uncritical acceptance of Marxism-Leninism, and local communists, who moved from initial dependence on Moscow to a position more adapted to local circumstances and sensitivities, which could be characterised as a distinctive 'Arab communism'. It goes on to trace the impact of 'Arab communism' on a range of issues in the region, including national liberation and social and economic transformation, arguing that the role of Arab communist parties was highly significant, and disproportionate to the relatively small numbers of communists in the countries concerned.

The heritage of Arab communist parties -- The Soviet legacy -- The Soviet Union and Arab issues, 1919-1967 -- The Soviet Union and Arab issues, 1967-1984 -- Perestroika and after -- The crisis of the communism in the Arab world -- A manifesto to the peoples of the East -- The tasks of the communists in the all-Arab national movement -- The tasks of the communist party of Palestine in the countryside -- Work among the peasants and The struggle against Zionism -- Manifesto of the communist and workers' parties of the Arab countries -- The social revolution and the East.

ISBN: 9780203312315
ISBN-10: 0203312317
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th August 2005