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Nationalism and Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union : A Basic Contradiction - W. Kemp

Nationalism and Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

A Basic Contradiction

By: W. Kemp

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Published: 8th February 1999
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Nationalism and Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union looks at communism's attempts to come to terms with nationalism between Marx and Yeltsin, how the inability of communist theorists and practitioners to achieve an effective synthesis between nationalism and communism contributed to communism's collapse, and what lessons that holds for contemporary Europe.

... an outstanding piece of research and analysis.... Slavic Review

Foreword
Introduction
Defining the Termsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Termsp. 2
Communismp. 2
Nation, State and Patriotismp. 6
Nationalismp. 7
National Consciousnessp. 9
Political Culturep. 16
The Political Elementp. 17
Rival Salvation Movementsp. 18
The Uniqueness of Enigmatic Nationalismp. 20
Reconciling the Basic Contradictionp. 22
Marx and Engelsp. 22
The Nationalization of Socialismp. 32
Bauer and Rennerp. 34
The Czech Social Democrats and the Collapse of the Gesamtparteip. 40
Luxemburg and Kautskyp. 43
Leninp. 45
Stalinp. 54
From Socialist Theory to Communist Realpolitikp. 57
Short-Term Concessions with Long-Term Repercussionsp. 58
The Federalist Concessionp. 61
The Right to Self-Determinationp. 63
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Dilemmap. 65
Consolidating the Revolutionary Gainsp. 66
Federalist in Form, Centrist in Contentp. 69
Sham Federalismp. 71
A Superstructure with Weak Foundationsp. 74
Korenizatsiiap. 78
National in Form, Socialist in Contentp. 80
A Cyclical Undoingp. 83
Socialist Patriotism and the Historyless Sovietsp. 86
Socialism in One Countryp. 87
The Growth of the Statep. 88
The 1936 Constitutionp. 90
The Great Patriotic Warp. 91
The Paradox of Coercion and the Example of National Communismp. 92
Heirs to the Great Traditions of the Nationp. 94
The Ideological Dilemmap. 95
The Post-War Moodp. 97
The Problem with Slovakiap. 102
Spin-doctor Nejedlyp. 104
Jan Hus - A Good Communistp. 107
Other Selective Memoriesp. 108
Tightening the Screwsp. 110
More Nationalism, Not Lessp. 112
Sokol - Clipping the Falcon's Wingsp. 113
Masarykp. 116
Keeping the National Formsp. 117
Postage Stampsp. 119
Somewhere Between Cosmopolitanism and 'Bourgeois-Nationalism'p. 119
Antithesis of the Political Culturep. 121
The Dilemma of Socialist Patriotismp. 123
Socialist Patriotism or National Communism?p. 127
The Theoretical Problemp. 128
Revisionismp. 130
A New Course?p. 134
Djilas and Nagy on Nationalismp. 139
Poland: Elites and Legitimacyp. 142
Legitimacyp. 143
The Polish Examplep. 144
Hungary: The Importance of Symbolsp. 146
Khrushchev: Another Sorcerer's Apprenticep. 147
Romania and Economic Nationalismp. 149
Czechoslovakia: The Limits of Nationalism and Internationalismp. 154
Lithuania and the Inappropriateness of the Soviet Modelp. 158
Anatanas Snieckus and the Lithuanian Communist Partyp. 159
Native Communists: The Role of the New Elitep. 162
Decentralization and Protectionismp. 164
Snieckus as a National Communist?p. 166
Conclusionp. 171
The Contradiction Apparentp. 173
Captive Mindsp. 174
Poland: National Symbolism in a Workers' Revolutionp. 175
Attempts at Strengthening Nationalist Credentialsp. 179
Yugoslaviap. 182
Brezhnevp. 187
Andropovp. 190
Gorbachev and the Winds of Changep. 192
The Buckets Overflowp. 195
Explosion of the Dialecticp. 197
Yeltsin and Expressions of 'Sovereignty'p. 201
Collapse of the Unionp. 202
Conclusionp. 206
Nationalism, Communism and the Politics of Identityp. 208
Short-Sighted Post-Communist Hubrisp. 208
An Explosion of Nationalismp. 208
Capitalism, Globalism and the Persistence of Nationalismp. 211
A Crisis of Identityp. 213
Living with Nationalismp. 214
Implications for the Study of International Relationsp. 217
Conclusionp. 219
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780333741573
ISBN-10: 0333741579
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 8th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1