Moscow and the Italian Communist Party: From Togliatti to Berlinguer

Moscow and the Italian Communist Party: From Togliatti to Berlinguer

By: Joan Barth Urban (author)Hardback

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Part 1 The political profile of the PCI elite: fascist rule and the controversy over transitional slogans - transitional slogans under Gramsci, the PCI debate - Togliatti versus Longo, Stalin's curb on transitional slogans; Stalin's ascendancy and the PCI's "Opportunism of Conciliation" - Togliatti and the tendency toward conciliation, the PCI and the "Opportunism of Conciliation". Part 2 The claims of iron discipline, the crucible of anti-fascism: the price of commitment - Togliatti and the Tasca affair, capitulation and purge, the "Svolta" of 1930 and its aftermath; popular front initiatives, the great purge, and the PCI, the popular front and the revival of transitional slogans, the PCI's bid for "National Reconciliation" reproaches, reprimands, recriminations; the wartime resistance - Togliatti, Moscow, and the PCI - Togliatti and the PCI diaspora, Moscow's national front strategy, the PCI's initial conformity, the PCI and the CLN - organizational unity and republican intransigence, PCI cleavages over Togliatti's authority.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850430186
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781850430186
  • ISBN10: 1850430187

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