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Muslim National Communism in the Soviet Union: A Revolutionary Strategy for the Colonial World
Muslim National Communism in the Soviet Union: A Revolutionary Strategy for the Colonial World
By Alexandre A. Bennigsen and S. Enders Wimbush
University of Chicago Press, 1979, 296 pp
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Sultan Galiev, the leader and theorist of the marriage of nationalism and communism in Soviet Central Asia, was purged in the 1920s but receives his due in this enlightening book. His ideas are still a danger for the U.S.S.R., but they also have a persuasive message, as the authors show, for the Muslims of the Third World.