Eastern Europe

A Lesson of the Revolution: The Working Class vs The Totalitarian Myth

Author: 
Max Martin

The Hungarian Revolution, temporarily defeated by Russian military force, has nonetheless already accomplished outstanding wonders and recorded magnificent victories, and that by virtue of its occurrence alone. It has dealt shattering blows to Stalinist barbarism as a world system, erecting a mighty barrier to Russian and international Stalinist aspirations to global domination.

'Prudence' or Cold Counter-Revolution? The 'Gomulka Way' in the Polish Revolution

Author: 
Hal Draper

In Hungary the fight was clearly, in the eyes of the world, a struggle between the united Hungarian people in revolution versus the Stalinist totalitarian power resting on Russian tanks. But in Poland the nature of the contending forces and the question of who is on which side have been far more obscured in the common view.