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Stalinism: Essays in Historical Interpretation
Stalinism: Essays in Historical Interpretation
Edited by Robert C. Tucker
Norton, 1977, 332 pp
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Taken individually or as a whole, these essays mark an advance in our knowledge of the phenomenon of Stalinism. There is no clear conclusion, as Tucker notes in his preface, least of all in the question of whether Stalinism is an inevitable result of Marxism in action.