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POLITICAL THEORY OF BOLSHEVISM: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Kelsen, Hans


Item #: 62267

Pages: iv, 60 pp.
Published: OE; Alexander Smellie, Printer; Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: COMPARATIVE LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Written during a tense period of the Cold War, this studyobserved that Bolshevism was a system that embracesanarchism in theory and totalitarianism in practice. Inorder to survive, the Bolshevist state must obliterate thepotentially destabilizing forces inherent in democracythrough a party dictatorship that is presented as thepolitical self-determination of a free people. "Adeep-cutting analysis of some of the fundamentalcontradictions in Communist theory and practice,particularly in regard to democracy and the dictatorialfunction of the state.": Foreign Affairs 27 (1948-49) 679.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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