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The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago

  • Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473568617
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation. '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

China's Bloody Century

China's Bloody Century

Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900

  • Author: R. J. Rummel
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412814006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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Except for Soviet citizens, no people in this century have endured so much mass killing as have the Chinese. They have been murdered by rebels conniving with their own rulers, and then, after the defeat in war of the imperial dynasty, by soldiers of other lands. They have been killed by warlords who ruled one part of China or another. They have been executed by Nationalists or Communists because they had the wrong beliefs or attitudes or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. In China's Bloody Century, R.J. Rummel's careful estimate of the total number of killings exceeds 5 million. How do we explain such killings, crossing ideological bounds and political conditions? According to Rummel, the one constant factor in all the Chinese mass murder, as it was in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, is arbitrary power. It was the factor that united warlords, Nationalists, Communists, and foreign armies. The author argues that whenever such undisciplined power is centralized and unchecked, the possibility exists that it will be used at the whim of dictators to kill for their own ends, whether the aim is ethnic-racial purity, national unity, development, or utopia. The book presents successive periods in modern Chinese history, with each chapter divided into three parts. Rummel first relates the history of the period within which the nature and the amount of killings are presented. He then provides a detailed statistical table giving the basic estimates with their sources and qualifications. The final part offers an appendix that explains and elaborates the statistical computations and estimates. While estimates are available in the literature on the number of Chinese killed in Communist land reform, or in Tibet, or by the Nationalists in one military campaign or another, until this book no one has tried to systematically accumulate, organize, add up, and analyze these diverse killings for all of China's governments in this century. For the first time in one place, hundreds of published estimates of Chinese genocide and mass murder are listed with sources, analyzed, and their historical context presented. This book will be of central interest to Sinologists, Sovietologists, and those interested in comparative politics and society.

Marxism In The Contemporary West

Marxism In The Contemporary West

  • Author: Charles F. Elliott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429728034
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 190
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What is the relationship between Marxist ideology and the politics of the contemporary West? The contributors to this book treat this question expansively, examining Marxism and the activities of European and Latin American communist parties in the broad context of contemporary Western politics. Their discussion encompasses not only political and p

Marx's Scientific Dialectics

Marx's Scientific Dialectics

A Methodological Treatise for a New Century

  • Author: Paul B. Paolucci
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9047420977
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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This book examines both problems in traditional readings of Marx's texts and how he used several methods of science to inform his dialectical thinking, historical materialist research, political economic analyses, and his communist project. A case is made for Marx's continuing methodological relevance.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

  • Author: Margaret Bald,Nicholas J. Karolides
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816071519
  • Category: Censorship
  • Page: 639
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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn,Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • ISBN: 9780061253720
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813332949
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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Now available exclusively from Westview Press, all three volumes of Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s masterwork, “the greatest and most powerful indictment of a political regime ever to be leveled in modern times,”