Peter B. Maggs. The Mandelstam and "Der Nister" Files: An Introduction to Stalin-era Prison and Labor Camp Records. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1996. x, 171 pp. $52.95.

Peter B. Maggs. The Mandelstam and "Der Nister" Files: An Introduction to Stalin-era Prison and... icism hit Stalin who is a c c u s e d of responsibility for the Chinese debacle and the be- trayal of t h e G e r m a n working c l a s s to Naziism, by depicting the G e r m a n Social Democrats a s Social Fascists. By linking up with the bourgeoisie, S e r g e maintained, Stalin p o s t p o n e d the war against the e n e m i e s of the international working class, de- stroying the Spanish workers' party in the p r o c e s s , and inflicted irreparable d a m a g e upon the c a u s e of the world revolution. in his essay, "Russia Thirty Years After," the mature Serge reflected on the prevailing "bitterness" a m o n g former supporters of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. But he re- jected their arguments, using Stalinism to prove that neither Marxism, Bolshevism nor Socialism works, by pointing to the failures of Christianity a n d Conservatism. He challenged the falsifiers of t h e right and the left to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian-American Slavic Studies Brill

Peter B. Maggs. The Mandelstam and "Der Nister" Files: An Introduction to Stalin-era Prison and Labor Camp Records. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1996. x, 171 pp. $52.95.

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icism hit Stalin who is a c c u s e d of responsibility for the Chinese debacle and the be- trayal of t h e G e r m a n working c l a s s to Naziism, by depicting the G e r m a n Social Democrats a s Social Fascists. By linking up with the bourgeoisie, S e r g e maintained, Stalin p o s t p o n e d the war against the e n e m i e s of the international working class, de- stroying the Spanish workers' party in the p r o c e s s , and inflicted irreparable d a m a g e upon the c a u s e of the world revolution. in his essay, "Russia Thirty Years After," the mature Serge reflected on the prevailing "bitterness" a m o n g former supporters of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. But he re- jected their arguments, using Stalinism to prove that neither Marxism, Bolshevism nor Socialism works, by pointing to the failures of Christianity a n d Conservatism. He challenged the falsifiers of t h e right and the left to

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