David Cameron is not the first or the last political leader to validate this maxim; neither was Nikita Khrushchev when he embarked upon destalinization
, nor Mikhail Gorbachev, the architect of glasnost and perestroika.
One of the theses of this study is that, despite the radical and brutal destalinization
of Yugoslav society, prompted by the confrontation between the communist parties in the Cominform and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, this process ran considerably slower and more discreetly in children's literature.
the preface and introduction; Peter Hauslohner, "Politics before Gorbachev: DeStalinization
and the Roots of Reform," in The Soviet System in Crisis: A Reader of Western and Soviet Views, ed.
Against that unstable background, the Soviet leaders tried desperately to reform the system, illustrated by Krushchev's weak attempts at destalinization
made at the 22nd Congress of the Soviet Communist Party (October 1961), or the Kosygin Reform of 1966.
The silence of other key leaders at this meeting revealed their uncertainty about destalinization
Catanus, Dan (2002), "The Romanian communists under the impact of destalinization
1956-1951", in Arhivele Totalitarismului, nr.
Third, his postwar domestic regime differed markedly from prewar: in a sense, therefore, the process of destalinization
began while the cult of personality still held sway.
agitators was a direct result of the destalinization
process (or the
As regards the chapters devoted to Russia, there too the great breaks in Russian history, particularly those of the contemporary period (Alexander II's reforms, the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, Stalinism, destalinization
A man with but two years of education jolted his country with deStalinization
and the rehabilitation of millions executed or imprisoned under Stalin.
At the same time, with the fall of Khrushchev in 1964, the political will and passion of destalinization
and communist dissent appeared spent, while the force of revolutionary energy appeared to shift east to China and west to Central and Latin America.
During the second period, 1953-62, the PCF resisted destalinization
in the USSR and the international communist movement and equivocated in its response to the Algerian war, costing it the allegiance of a crucial generation of potential supporters in the process.