W. John Morgan
Communists on Education and Culture, 1848-1948 looks at education and culture as instruments of a developing and varied range of communist ideologies as shown through the thoughts and actions of leading exponents of the movement. Divided into three parts, the book first traces the political origins of independent workers' education as well as the theoretical and political basis of communist ideology as provided by Marx, Engels and their successors. The second focuses on international communists, specifically, the neglected John Maclean, Antonio Gramsci, Georg Lukacs and Mao Zedong. The third and final part deals with Soviet communists such as Lenin, Trotsky and Gorky, as well as Stalinism and beyond.