This book is intended to be both less and more than a survey of communism in the world today or a history of communist movements. It focuses on the relationship of communist movements to social classes and to the internal balance of political power in their respective countries.
Introduction 1. Europe Before 1914 2. Lenin's Revolution 3. The Comintern 4. Communism in Russia 1921–1928 5. Communism in Europe 1921–19Ss 6. Nationalism and Revolution in Asia 7. Communism in Asia 1919–19S5 8. Stalin's Revolution 9. The Popular Front 10. The Nazi-Soviet Pact 11. Communism and the Resistance Movements 12. Stalinism in Russia 13. The Stalinisation of Eastern Europe 14. The Chinese Revolution 15. Communism Outside The Zone, 1945–1953 16. Communism, Social Classes and Power 17. Since Stalin: The Communist Regimes 18. Since Stalin: Communism Outside the Zone