Dr. Borkenau, formerly a member of the German Communist Party, was until 1929 rapporteur on the international labor movement for the Comintern. Now living in England, he has forsworn Marxism. This work on the history of the Communist International, though not always objective, is nevertheless an invaluable mine of information, much of it hitherto inaccessible, about the activities of that body in all parts of the world. In effect, the book is an account of how and why the Comintern has failed.
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