Rotten Foundations: The Conceptual Basis of the Marxist-Leninist Regimes of East Germany and Other Countries of the Soviet Bloc

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

BRD

Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany)

CPSU

Communist Party of the Soviet Union

CSCE

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

DDR

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic)

FRG

Federal Republic of Germany

GDR

German Democratic Republic

GPU

State Political Directorate (USSR)

HJ

Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth)

KGB

Soviet State Security Committee

KPD

Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (Communist Party of Germany)

NEP

New Economic Policy

NKVD

People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (USSR)

NSDAP

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei (National Socialist German Workers Party)

PDS

Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (Party of Democratic Socialism)

PRC

People's Republic of China

SA

Sturm Abteilung (Storm Troop)

SED

Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (Socialist Unity Party of Germany)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations xi
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Roots and Developments 13
  • Chapter 3 - Science or Anti-Science 41
  • Chapter 4 - Utopia and Religion 77
  • Chapter 5 - Theory and Practice 107
  • Chapter 6 - The Issue of Totalitarianism 139
  • Chapter 7 - Summary 193
  • Bibliography 199
  • Index 237
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