Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938

Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938

By: Zdenek Benedikt (author), Ladislav Cabada (author)Hardback

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Intellectuals and the Communist Idea describes how the Communist ideology penetrated into Czech culture and politics from the dawn of the twentieth century into the late 1930s. This analysis examines the complex issue of personal reasons and individual motivation, appealing slogans, and ideological and power peripeties connected with the formation of the relationship between the newly-founded Communist Party in Czechoslovakia and the left-wing artists and intellectuals declaring themselves Marxists.

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Ladislav Cabada is associate professor in the department of politics and international relations at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Zdenek Benedikt is a translator for EUFRAT Translating and Interpreting Centre, Pilsen, CZ


Chapter 1 1. Introduction Chapter 2 2. The Czech left in the early 20th century Chapter 3 3. Czech political scene during WWI Chapter 4 4. The Czech and Slovak Left in the period between the establishment of the sovereign Czechoslovak Republic and the first parliamentary elections Chapter 5 5. En route to the communist party Chapter 6 6. Czechoslovak Communist Party Established Chapter 7 7. Proletarian Culture Chapter 8 8. The Left in the first half of the 1920s Chapter 9 9. Leftist culture in the mid-1920s Chapter 10 10. KSC and the leftist culture in the years 1926 - 1928 Chapter 11 11. Fifth congress of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia Chapter 12 12. Generation debate and the origin of the Left Front Chapter 13 13. KSC and the Left Front in the first half of the 1930s Chapter 14 14. KSC and left-wing culture in the mid-1930s Chapter 15 15. Political trials in the USSR, Trotskyism and the definitive dissension in the cultural left Chapter 16 16. Conclusion

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  • publication date: 14/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739143766
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780739143766
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 073914376X

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