1: Communism and the leader cult



Watch Communism and the Cult of the Individual featuring Kevin Morgan

Introduction: Stalinism and the barber’s chair
Kevin Morgan

Stalinism: workers’ cult and cult of leaders
Claude Pennetier and Bernard Pudal

Dead martyrs and living leaders: the cult of the individual within Finnish communism
Tauno Saarela

National traditions and the leader cult in communist Hungary in the early cold war years
Balázs Apor

Ho Chi Minh: creator or victim of Vietnamese communism?
Sophie Quinn Judge

‘Our only ornament’: Tom Mann and British communist ‘hagiography’
Antony Howe

Re-imagining the cavalier of hope: the Brazilian communist party and the images of Luiz Carlos Prestes
Marco Aurelio Santana

Construction and deconstruction of a cult: Edgar Lalmand and the Communist Party of Belgium
Jose Gotovitch


Writing the history of twentieth century communism
Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Peter Beilharz, Kevin McDermott

A man between two worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian communist party
Roundtable discussion with Aldo Agosti, Toby Abse, Geoff Andrews, Maud Bracke, Carl Levy, Linda Risso

‘Life According to the principles of the left’: an interview with Hermann Weber
Norman LaPorte

‘Should we all be on Marx’s side?’: contributions of post-marxist discourse theory to the historiography of communism
Antonio Lopes


Le Parti communiste francais et l’annee 1956
Aldo Agosti

Tareq Y. Ismael, The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Iraq
Ben Fowkes

Agnes Khoo, Life as the River Flows: Women in the Malayan Anti-Colonial Struggle
Linda Etchart

Gavin Bowd, Le Dernier communard: Adrien Lejeune
Stephen Hopkins

Xavier Vigna, Jean Vigreux and Serge Wolikow, eds, Le Pain, La Paix, La Liberte: Experiences et Territoires du Front Populaire  Gilles Morin and Gilles Richard, eds, Les Deux France du Front Populaire: Choc et Contre-Chocs
John Bulaitis

William Kenefick, Red Scotland! The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932
Willie Thompson

Kevin Morgan, Gidon Cohen and Andrew Flinn, Communists and British Society: 1920-1991
Edward Johanningsmeier

Ralph Darlington, Syndicalism and the Transition to Communism: An International Comparative Analysis
Thomas Mackaman

James McNeish, The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello
Richard Thurlow

TCC 1 Communism and the leader cult