The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression

Stéphane Courtois ... [et al.] ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Krammer ; consulting editor, Mark Kramer

Already famous throughout Europe, this text opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over 70 years. "Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit", Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience - in the China of "the Great Helmsman", Kim II Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's levelling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the widescale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards. As the death toll mounts - as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on -the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism as established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the 20th century.

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  • * Foreword: The Uses of Atrocity <cite>Martin Malia * Introduction: The Crimes of Communism <cite>Stephane Courtois I. A State against Its People: Violence, Repression, and Terror in the Soviet Union <cite>Nicolas Werth * Paradoxes and Misunderstandings Surrounding the October Revolution * The Iron Fist of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat * The Red Terror * The Dirty War * From Tambov to the Great Famine * From the Truce to the Great Turning Point * Forced Collectivization and Dekulakization * The Great Famine * Socially Foreign Elements and the Cycles of Repression * The Great Terror (1936 -1938) * The Empire of the Camps * The Other Side of Victory * Apogee and Crisis in the Gulag System * The Last Conspiracy * The Exit from Stalinism Conclusion II. Word Revolution, Civil War, and Terror <cite>Stephane Courtois, Jean-Louis Panne, and Remi Kauffer * The Comintern in Action <cite>Stephane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panne * The Shadow of the NKVD in Spain <cite>Stephane Courtois and Jean-Louis Panne * Communism and Terrorism <cite>Remi Kauffer III. The Other Europe: Victim of Communism <cite>Andrzej Paczkowski and Karel Bartoek * Poland, the "Enemy Nation" <cite>Andrzej Paczkowski * Central and Southeastern Europe <cite>Karel Bartoek IV. Communism in Asia: Between Reeducation and Massacre <cite>Jean-Louis Margolin and Pierre Rigoulot Introduction * China: A Long March into Night <cite>Jean-Louis Margolin * Crimes, Terror, and Secrecy in North Korea <cite>Pierre Rigoulot * Vietnam and Laos: The Impasse of War Communism <cite>Jean-Louis Margolin * Cambodia: The Country of Disconcerting Crimes <cite>Jean-Louis Margolin Conclusion Select Bibliography for Asia V. The Third World <cite>Pascal Fontaine, Yves Santamaria, and Sylvain Boulouque * Communism in Latin America <cite>Pascal Fontaine * Afrocommunism: Ethiopia, Angola, and Mozambique <cite>Yves Santamaria * Communism in Afghanistan <cite>Sylvain Boulouque Conclusion: Why? <cite>Stephane Courtois * Notes * Index * About the Authors

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書名 The black book of communism : crimes, terror, repression
著作者等 Courtois, Stéphane
Kramer, Mark
Bartosek Karel
Margolin Jean-Louis
Murphy Jonathan
Paczkowski Andrzej
Panne Jean-Louis
Werth Nicolas
Courtois Stephane
書名別名 Le livre noir du communisme : crimes, terreur, répression
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xx, 858 p., [32] p. of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0674076087
NCID BA44488011
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国