De George, Richard T. The New Marxism: Soviet and East European Marxism Since 1956
New York Pegasus 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good in Good dust jacket
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In the Preface the author states: "Since Khrushchev's 1956 speech on Stalin, a great deal has happened in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. There has been a shift from Moscow as the center of the communist movement to what has become known as 'polycentrism.' The brute force associated with Stalin's reign has been mitigated, the countries of Eastern Europe have asserted their nationalism, and there has been a noticeable thaw in the cold war. Has there been any corresponding change in theory, in the Marxism or Marxism-Leninism which flourishes in the countries of Eastern Europe? This book is an attempt to answer this question by describing the changes which have taken place, the relation of present positions to previous ones, and the divergencies among the East European Marxists. It further attempts to evaluate the significance of these developments. Though my primary emphasis is on theory and especially on Marxist ideology and philosophy, other aspects necessarily enter into the discussion."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall