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Fall of the New Class A History of Communism's Self-Destruction

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ISBN-10: 0679433252

ISBN-13: 9780679433255

Edition: N/A

Authors: Milovan Djilas

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He was a true believer in communism who became disillusioned with the totalitarianism and corruption of the Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. A wartime partisan leader in Yugoslavia and later the number three man in the politburo, he broke with Marshal Tito in 1954 and spent most of the next decade in prison, where he began to write about the inner workings of the Communist system. Here, Milovan Djilas--who died in 1995-- discusses why communism failed in Europe, what its failure means for the future of the continent, and how he transformed himself from ideologue into humanist.         Djilas's publication, in 1957, of The New Class, which was translated into sixty…    
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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/20/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Milovan Djilas is known as an author of political writings about his experiences as a young communist before and during World War II, as a high functionary after the war, and, finally, as a renegade. His initial ambition, however, was to be a fiction writer, but because of the vicissitudes of his life, he has been able to fulfill that ambition only partly---the few short stories and three volumes of his autobiography, however, reveal all his artistic potential. Ironically, even those few works have been published only in translation into other languages, because he is not allowed to publish in Yugoslavia. In all his works, Djilas cannot get away from his basically political nature, seeing…    

The Development of my Political Thinking
The Yugoslav Revolution and the Soviet Union
Jajce 1943
I Encounter the Leader of the Land of Dreams
First Signs of Falling Out
Differences with Moscow
Confrontation with Moscow
Criticism of the Soviet System
Stalin Goes in Circles
To Have a Personal Opinion in the Communist Party is Dangerous
The Closed Circle of the Privileged
The New Class
The New Class
On Leaders Generally
On Stalin
Stalin's Personality
Stalin, Lenin's Heir
Stalin's Shadow over His Heirs
Lenin, Heir to the Cult of Stalin
Postulates on Stalin
Stalin's Communism
Mao: Genius of Guerrilla Revolution
Tito: The State as Personal Power
Power and Dissidents
Causes of Dissent in the Countries of Eastern Europe
Creativity in Dogma
On the "New Left"
Literature as Never-Ending Punishment
Prisons and the Sea
Bureaucratic Nationalism
Gorbachev's Leninist Illusions
The Kremlin's Palace-Party Putsch
The End in Grief and Shame
The Fate of Marxism
Communism and the Working Class
The End in Grief and Shame
A Biographical Note on the Author
In Lieu of an Epilogue
Remarks by the Editor
Translator's Notes