Only Don't Call Me Comrade

Stalin: The Dictator. The Revolutionary. The Homebody? The USSR’s Cold War ambitions have been greatly exaggerated. Worldwide Marxist revolution played second fiddle to control of the Continent.

Issue: Mar-Apr 2011

Jonathan Haslam, Russia’s Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011), 544 pp., $38.00.

Silvio Pons and Robert Service, eds., A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010), 944 pp., $99.50.

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