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From Stalinism to Pluralism

A Documentary History of Eastern Europe since 1945

Second Edition

Edited by Gale Stokes

Publication Date - January 1996

ISBN: 9780195094466

304 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $74.99

Description

Bringing together a wealth of historical documents, memoirs, essays, and literature from Eastern Europe, this highly successful book vividly illustrates how the most original and challenging minds of the region have understood and reacted to Stanlinism and its successors since the end of the Second World War, ultimately showing how Eastern Europeans have made the journey from Stalinism to a new pluralism. The book creates a rich mosaic of political and historical development in these countries, presenting extracts from the works of Leszek Kolakowski, Czeslaw Milosz, Milovan Djilas, George Lukacs, Vaclav Havel, Adam Michnik, and George Konrad alongside such seminal primary documents as the Yalta Agreement, the Helsinki Accords, and the Gdansk Agreement. Organized chronologically and thematically, a fifth chapter, entitled After the Fall, has been added to create a completely updated and expanded second edition. The new edition covers the critical events attending the rise of Stalinism and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Four new readings on the collapse of Yugoslavia into civil war, as well as close to fifty other documents make this reader the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the history and politics of Eastern Europe since the end of World War II.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 1991

Table of Contents

    I. THE STALINIST MOMENT
    1. Yalta
    2. The Truman Doctrine and the Two-Camp Policy
    3. Stalinists
    4. The Expulsion of Yugoslavia
    5. The Purge Trials
    II. THE MARXIST CRITIQUE
    6. The Hungarian Revolution
    7. Self-Management
    8. The New Class
    9. Marxian Oppsition in Poland
    10. The Praxis Group
    11. The Prague Spring
    12. The Brezhnev Doctrine
    III. ANTIPOLITICS AND THE RETREAT TO ETHICS
    13. The Clerks
    14. The Sphere of Culture
    15. Ethics and Antipolitics
    IV. THE RETURN OF POLITICS
    16. Economic Problems
    17. Poland in the Late 1970's
    18. Solidarity
    19. Central Europe
    20. The Return of Solidarity
    21. New Visions in Hungary
    22. The Revolutions of 1989
    V. AFTER THE FALL
    23. Nationalism
    24. The Collapse of Yugoslavia
    25. Gorbachev's Legacy