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Marxism and the National and Colonial Question

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Originally published 1934, a collection of articles and speeches on the nationalities question in the Soviet Union. Before the 1917 revolution, Stalin was the Communist Party's expert on the "nationalities problem"; after the revolution he became Commissar for the Nationalities in the early years of the Soviet Union. The nationalities problem was a debate over which nation ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 22nd 2003 by University Press of the Pacific (first published 1912)
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Michael Maistre
A short pamphlet by a young Stalin that, although starting out quite interesting, building up a definition of nationalism, quickly turns into an ephemeral diatribe against some organisation called the Bund. From what I can gather, the Bund had attatched itself to the revolutionary and Marxist Social-Democratic Party that Stalin was a member of, and were proposing measures concerning nationalism that compromised the overall goals of the party. According to Stalin, the Bund were pushing for a 'cul ...more
Aug 23, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref
De acuerdo con Stalin, las naciones son inmediatamente revolucionarias, y revolución significa modernización: el nacionalismo es una etapa ineludible del desarrollo. En la interpretación de Stalin, sin embargo, como el nacionalismo se vuelve socialismo, el socialismo se vuelve Rusia, e Iván el Terrible debe yacer en la tumba junto a Lenin. La Internacional Comunista se transformó en una asamblea de las “quintas columnas” de los intereses nacionales rusos. La noción de revolución comunista–el esp ...more
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ما يميّز ستالين فعلاً هو قدرته على التلخيص واقتباس ما يؤيد نظريته من أقوال ماركس وإنجلز بسلاسة وانسيابية مذهلة .. على عكس لينين الذي يورد أفكار غيره المخالفة ثم ينقضها باستطرادات طويلة .. في هذه المطوية - إن صحت التسمية- يتحدث ستالين عن قضايا الوطنية والقومية ونشأتها وكيفية التعامل معها .. أهم مافي هذه السطور ( تعريف ستالين للأمة و حديثه عن هل يجب أن تكون الثورة برولتارية كي ندعمها ؟ وماالذي يجب علينا فعله وما موقفنا من ثورة عرابي البورجوازية في مصر أنموذجاً )
Rob Mcbride
Went back to this upon reading Cedric Robinson's comments in his "Black Marxism." It is amazing that this piece of hack work has any standing at all. Its "history" is pretend. Anyone wanting to place this in context should look at the history of Ukraine, Tajikistan, Chechnya and the other non-Russian Soviet nations.
Dated material but interesting from a historical perspective.
Apr 14, 2016 Derek rated it it was amazing
really quite excellent. a very clearheaded approach to some problems of general principles that sadly seem have perhaps been forgotten by the international left. this pamphlet perhaps has some relevance to the current kurdish situation
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General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953.

Stalin led the USSR through its period of industrialisation, which would become the fastest in history, surpassing Germany and Japan.

On the ideological front, he developed the theory of Socialism in One Country.
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