Stalin: What Does the Name Stand For?

A new and absolute bumper issue of Crisis and Critique is just out, edited by Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda. It concerns none other than Joseph Stalin. I have a rather long piece in it called ‘A Materialist Doctrine of Good and Evil: Stalin’s Revision of Marxist Anthropology’. It can be found here.


One thought on “Stalin: What Does the Name Stand For?

  1. This was a well-researched piece of obvious academic standard, Roland, and made for interesting reading. My own much simpler take on the changes in human behaviour during the 1930s, is that peoples’ expectations and aspirations were dramatically changed after 1918. Compared to how they lived before WW1, the chance to be included, to be part of something, and to build a future for themselves and their families, enabled a mind-shift which had previously been unthinkable.
    After 1945, the disappointments and recriminations following WW2, began a slow yet irresistible slide back to the old values of greed and acquisition, culminating in the return of the have/have not society we see today.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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