Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared by Michael Geyer,Sheila Fitzpatrick

By Michael Geyer,Sheila Fitzpatrick

In essays written together through experts on Soviet and German historical past, the members to this ebook reconsider and remodel the character of Stalinism and Nazism and identify a brand new technique for viewing their histories that is going way past the now-outdated twentieth-century versions of totalitarianism, ideology, and character. Doing the hard work of comparability supplies us the skill to check the historicity of the 2 remarkable regimes and the wreckage they've got left. With the tip of the chilly warfare and the cave in of the Soviet Union, students of Europe are not any longer careworn with the political luggage that constricted study and conditioned interpretation and feature entry to hitherto closed information. The time is true for a clean examine the 2 great dictatorships of the 20th century and for a go back to the unique reason of notion on totalitarian regimes - realizing the intertwined trajectories of socialism and nationalism in eu and international history.

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