(36) At the same time, Stalinisation
was taking hold in the communist parties abroad, which is to say that they were increasingly becoming undemocratic and subordinate to the Soviet Party.
Yet, even those syndicalists joining ranks with Bolshevism--most famously, Andreu Nin and Alfred Rosmer--were among the first and most vocal opponents of the Bolshevisation and ensuing Stalinisation
of international communism.
The concluding chapter addresses the significance of Moscow 'gold' on issues such as the 'Stalinisation
' of communist parties and the transformation of communist politics during the popular-front period.
In the aftermath of the 1968 revolution the Stalinisation
of Iraq began in earnest.
I fail to see what is going to be achieved by the Government's approach other than what would amount to a Stalinisation
of the arts with Alun Pugh as head of a Politburo of Cultural Correctness.
Certainly no Party had any kind of adequate engagement with changing the situation of women--although the Communist Party in its early years before Stalinisation
had tried to.
In his introduction, Bois presents the historiography of German Communism, especially the controversy between Herman Weber and Klaus-Michael Mallmann over the concept of 'Stalinisation
Despite the disproportional focus on the stalinisation
of the Comintern, this is also where Studer is at her best.
In 1950, the couple--now married--were fortunate enough to be able to travel to the West together--not least as first-hand experience of the Stalinisation
of SED had produced growing political doubts.
Franz, who retained his own opinions--and not only concerning art --came into conflict with a KPD which, after numerous directional feuds, was Bolshevised around 1925 and, later, in the process of Stalinisation
, lost its political independence.
A third item, by Julie Birkedal Riisbro, explains Lenin's theories and organisational concepts vis-a-vis the CI, and its gradual Stalinisation
. While I would not argue with her analysis in this work, I would have thought that anyone reading this volume would already be familiar with it.
In summary, the volume corroborated Weber's Stalinisation
thesis, but also problematised it by demonstrating considerable variation across the national parties in terms of periodisation and impact, whereby different parties were more or less disposed towards implementing the Comintern's changing 'general lines'.