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Author Nation, R. Craig, author.

Title War on war : Lenin, the Zimmerwald Left, and the origins of communist internationalism / by R. Craig Nation
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1989


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 313 pages)
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Marxism, War, and the International -- Against the Current -- The Zimmerwald Movement -- The Zimmerwald Left -- Zimmerwald Left and Zimmerwald Center -- Petrograd and Stockholm -- The Origins of Communist Internationalism -- Postscript. Communism and Social Democracy: The Enduring Challenge
Summary The outbreak of World War I precipitated a schism in the international socialist movement that endures today. Heeding calls for "rational defense," the leading European socialist democratic parties abandoned their vision of peace and internationalism as an integral part of the struggle for social justice and set aside their view of interstate war as the clearest example of the irrational essence of competitive capitalism. Only the Zimmerwald Left, led by Lenin, continued to speak out for internationalism. R. Craig Nation utilizes sources in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Swedish
Analysis Socialism International organisations History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-303)
Notes Print version record
Subject Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Lenin, Vladimir I.
Communist International -- History
Communist International
SUBJECT International Socialist Congress -- History
International Socialist Congress fast
Subject Zimmerwald movement.
War and socialism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism.
War and socialism
Zimmerwald movement
Zimmerwalder Linke
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822381563