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Published: 27 August 2009

176 Pages | 15 b&w halftones


ISBN: 9780199551545

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Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Leslie Holmes

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the theory of communism from Marx's time to its practice in the Bolshevik Revolution, and its collapse in 1989-91
  • Highlights the inner dynamics, crises and demise of communism as a global system
  • Introduces the major players in communist theory including Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Mao
  • Analyses some of the common misperceptions of communism and reveals the truth behind true communist thought