From Stalinism to Pluralism

From Stalinism to Pluralism - From Stalinism to Pluralism...

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From Stalinism to Pluralism, Gale Stokes Stalinists The Case for Stalinism, Jakub Berman (p. 43-50) Believes that the brought liberation to the Polish people and freedom from the Germans - They were not occupiers They didn’t tell the people the results of the 1946 referendum because if they lost they would have to hand over power and there wasn’t another option or someone they saw fit to hand power over to Mental backwardness is what caused the idea that he is evil Were lucky to be influenced by the Soviets. The Czechs, Romanians, and Hungarians were weighted down by things that the Polish were not. They did not experience the geographical or social perturbations. - Believe that the Polish Communists rescued the Polish people from the worst and it would never be able to return to the country it was between the wars - Polish road to socialism was about maintaining autonomy from the Soviets but the sovereignty of the Polish communists became strong, greater and more independent after Stalin’s death Felt threatened by America and that they were trying to make the countries of the Soviet block dependent on them - Would not break away from the Soviet’s because they would lose any recovered territories and would basically be just Warsaw - Western territories would be taken by Germany - If it were to be on its own it would be right in the middle of a clash between the West and the Soviet’s and would be torn apart and end up footing the bill Gomulka realized that if he didn’t control the revolution it would get out of control Impossible to create a new Poland with out some Russian influence Ketman, Czetlaw, Miosz (p. 51-56) Gobineau: secretary of the French legation from 1861-1863 “He who is in the possession of truth must not expose his person, his relatives, or his reputation to the blindness, the folly, the perversity of those whom it has please God to place and maintain in error.” Mussulman East people. keep ones true convictions if possible - Gobineau feels that sometimes you have to renounce what you believe to deceive someone else Ketman fills a man who practices it with pride, a believer is raised to a state of superiority over the man he deceives Ketman can unmask each other by using similar forms of ketman and exposing their opponents National Ketman: denouncing what the leader of a country denounces 1
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- Ex. Russia…denouncing writings, leaders, influence, etc The Ketman of Revolutionary Purity: based on the belief in the sacred fire of the revolutionary epoch of Lenin, found in the large cities of Russia - Even though the government is responsible for the hard times, the people wonder if they can do it without them Aesthic Ketman: came about because of the disparity between man’s longings and the sense of satisfactions of the New Faith offers. The Expulsion of Yugoslavia
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From Stalinism to Pluralism - From Stalinism to Pluralism...

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