Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922 (Historical Materialism Book #34) (Hardcover)

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The proceedings of the last Comintern congress in which Lenin participated, now at last available in English, reveals a Communist world movement grappling to reconcile the goal of unifying workers and colonial people in struggle with that of pressing forward to socialist revolution. The principle of national parties' autonomy strains against calls for more stringent centralisation. Debates range over the birth of Fascism, decay of the Versailles Treaty system, the rise of colonial revolution, and women's emancipation. Newly translated and richly annotated, the stenographic transcript of the month-long congress discloses a rich spectrum of viewpoints among delegates. Indispensable source material on early Communism is supplemented by an analytic introduction, detailed footnotes, more than 500 short biographies, glossary, chronology, and index.

About the Author


John Riddell has translated and edited seven volumes of documents of the Communist movement in the era of the Russian revolution. Two further Brill volumes now in preparation will complete this ambitious project.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004207783
ISBN-10: 9004207783
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: October 14th, 2011
Pages: 1314
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism Book