In This Review

German Marxism and Russian Communism
German Marxism and Russian Communism
By John Plamenatz
Longmans, 1954, 356 pp

Primarily a study in political theory and ideology, the book's aim is to discuss Marxism as developed by its German authors and then to trace the modifications of this theory when taken over by the Russian revolutionaries and applied to a quite different environment. In so far as he deals with current affairs Mr. Plamenatz gains comfort from his belief that while the Soviet leaders are dupes of a false philosophy, they are sane and not maniacs.