Short Handbook of Communist Ideology

Synopsis of the ‘Osnovy marksizma-leninizma’ with complete index

  • Authors
  • Helmut Fleischer

Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Philosophic Principles of the Marxist-Leninist World-View

    1. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 1-2
    2. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 2-5
    3. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 5-6
  3. The Materialist Conception of History

    1. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 7-12
    2. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 12-15
    3. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 16-17
  4. The Political economy of Campitalism

    1. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 18-21
    2. Helmut Fleischer
      Pages 25-30
  5. Theory and Tactics of the International Communist Movement

  6. Doctrine on Socialism and Communism

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 92-98

About this book


We have once again decided to publish in our series a source-text for the study of Communist ideology. This synopsis of Principles of Marxism­ Leninism 1 (published at the end of 1959 and widely distributed in the Soviet Union) appears as a sequel to that of the Principles of Marxist Philosphy which I published in 1959 as The Dogmatic Principles of Soviet Philosphy. This book is a corporate work, done by some forty Soviet philosophers, sociologists, economists, Party-theoreticians and propa­ gandists, under the direction ofO. V. Kuusinen (member of the Praesidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union). Except for a few clarifications, we have restricted ourselves to pre­ senting the most important parts of the original text in an original translation which provides the material, in an authentic and handy 2 form, for our Institute's courses in Sovietology. In comparison to the other parts, the philosophical portions (Sections 1 and 2) have been held to a minimum since they repeat, for the most part, material which is already available in the synopsis of the Principles of Marxist Philosophy. I wish to thank the Rockefeller Foundation for their support which has made possible the research of our Institute as well as the preparation of the present work. J. M. BOCHENSKI 1 The original Russian title is: Osnovy marksizma-leninizma. Ueebnoe posobie (Text­ book), Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo politieeskoj literatury (State Publishing House for Political Literature), Moskva, 1959,774 pages, 300 000 copies.


Communism Dictatorship of the proletariat Lenin Marx Socialism historical materialism political economy politics

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3586-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3584-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0561-2551
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