Tuesday, November 10, 2009
History of Communism in One Volume
The Red Flag: A History of Communism by David Priestland
“The best and the most accessible one-volume history of communism now available . . . A far-reaching, vividly written account.” —Foreign Affairs
In The Red Flag, Oxford professor David Priestland tells the epic story of a movement that has taken root in dozens of countries across two hundred years, from its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in nineteenth century Germany to its rise to dominance (and subsequent fall) in the twentieth century.
At a time when global capitalism is in crisis and powerful new political forces have arisen to confront Western democracy, The Red Flag is essential reading if we are to apply the lessons of the past to navigating the future.
Published by Grove Press
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