Kelsen, Hans [1881-1973]. The Political Theory of Bolshevism: A Critical Analysis. Originally published: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948. iv, 60 pp. Reprinted 2007, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777649; ISBN-10: 1584777648. Hardcover. New. $35. * Written during a tense period of the Cold War, this study observed that Bolshevism was a system that embraces anarchism in theory and totalitarianism in practice. In order to survive, the Bolshevist state must obliterate the potentially destabilizing forces inherent in democracy through a party dictatorship that is presented as the political self-determination of a free people. "A deep-cutting analysis of some of the fundamental contradictions in Communist theory and practice, particularly in regard to democracy and the dictatorial function of the state.": Foreign Affairs 27 (1948-49) 679.
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