From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documentary History of Eastern Europe since 1945

Paperback | January 1, 1996

EditorGale Stokes

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Bringing together a wealth of historical documents, memoirs, essays, and literature from Eastern Europe, this highly successful book vividly illustrates how the most original and challenging minds of the region have understood and reacted to Stanlinism and its successors since the end of theSecond World War, ultimately showing how Eastern Europeans have made the journey from Stalinism to a new pluralism. The book creates a rich mosaic of political and historical development in these countries, presenting extracts from the works of Leszek Kolakowski, Czeslaw Milosz, Milovan Djilas,George Lukacs, Vaclav Havel, Adam Michnik, and George Konrad alongside such seminal primary documents as the Yalta Agreement, the Helsinki Accords, and the Gdansk Agreement. Organized chronologically and thematically, a fifth chapter, entitled After the Fall, has been added to create a completelyupdated and expanded second edition. The new edition covers the critical events attending the rise of Stalinism and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Four new readings on the collapse of Yugoslavia into civil war, as well as close to fifty other documents make this reader the mostcomprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the history and politics of Eastern Europe since the end of World War II.

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Bringing together a wealth of historical documents, memoirs, essays, and literature from Eastern Europe, this highly successful book vividly illustrates how the most original and challenging minds of the region have understood and reacted to Stanlinism and its successors since the end of theSecond World War, ultimately showing how East...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.14 × 9.17 × 0.83 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

I. THE STALINIST MOMENT1. Yalta2. The Truman Doctrine and the Two-Camp Policy3. Stalinists4. The Expulsion of Yugoslavia5. The Purge TrialsII. THE MARXIST CRITIQUE6. The Hungarian Revolution7. Self-Management8. The New Class9. Marxian Oppsition in Poland10. The Praxis Group11. The Prague Spring12. The Brezhnev DoctrineIII. ANTIPOLITICS AND THE RETREAT TO ETHICS13. The Clerks14. The Sphere of Culture15. Ethics and AntipoliticsIV. THE RETURN OF POLITICS16. Economic Problems17. Poland in the Late 1970's18. Solidarity19. Central Europe20. The Return of Solidarity21. New Visions in Hungary22. The Revolutions of 1989V. AFTER THE FALL23. Nationalism24. The Collapse of Yugoslavia25. Gorbachev's Legacy

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"Stokes's commentaries...are incisive and often illuminating; he can turn a phrase better than most academics."--Cal Clark, Perspectives on Political Science