Political Thought from Machiavelli to Stalin

Revolutionary Machiavellism

  • Authors
  • E. A. Rees

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-27
  3. E. A. Rees
    Pages 28-48
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    Pages 49-65
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    Pages 66-92
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    Pages 93-116
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    Pages 117-142
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    Pages 143-160
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    Pages 161-197
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    Pages 198-216
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About this book


This is the first book in English to explore the relationship between Stalin's ideas and methods, and the practices advocated by Machiavelli and those associated with 'Machiavellian' politics. It advances the concept of 'revolutionary Machiavellism' as a way of understanding a particular strand of revolutionary thought from the Jacobins through to Leninism and Stalinism. By providing a wide-ranging survey of European political thought in the Nineteenth - and early Twentieth-century, E. A. Rees locates the Bolshevik tradition within the wider European tradition.


1917 English Europe Friedrich Nietzsche Lenin Leninism Machiavelli Marx political thought politics revolution Stalinism thought Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

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