The Operational Code of the Politburo

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The Operational Code of the Politburo

By Nathan Leites
McGraw-Hill, 1951
100 pp. $3.00

This effort to analyze the political strategy of Bolshevism, largely through the presentation, in vacuo, of injunctions of Lenin and Stalin, is of value in highlighting certain leading principles but of doubtful use in enabling us "to predict Politburo behavior" since so many of the propositions are extremely equivocal.

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