'Life according to the principles of the left': an interview with Hermann Weber

Twentieth Century Communism - ISSN 1758-6437
Volume 2009 Number 1

'Life according to the principles of the left': an interview with Hermann Weber
Norman LaPorte, pages -

Abstract

Since the 1950s, Hermann Weber has been a leading researcher in the study of the German Communist Party during the Weimar Republic and the former German Democratic Republic. His seminal work – Wandlung des deutschen Kommunismus (The Transformation of Germany Communism) – first published at the end of the 1960s, has long since been a standard text in Germany. Yet, until recently, there was no English translation of his ‘Stalinisation thesis’ explaining how the mass communist movement in Germany by the late 1920s became totally dominated by the new Stalin leadership in Soviet Russia. In this interview, the author speaks about the seminal influences in his own life, his flirtation with communism and, then, his career as an academic at the forefront of communist studies.  

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Norman LaPorte (2009) 'Life according to the principles of the left': an interview with Hermann Weber, Twentieth Century Communism, 2009(1), -

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