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Table of Contents Vladimir Tismaneanu Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Part One Stalinism Revisited and the Takeover Model Ken Jowitt Stalinist Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Eastern Europe . . . . . . 17 Vladimir Tismaneanu Diabolical Pedagogy and the (Il)logic of Stalinism in Eastern Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mark Kramer Stalin, Soviet Policy, and the Consolidation of a Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe, 1944–53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Alfred J. Rieber Popular Democracy: An Illusion? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Part Two The Establishment of Communist Regimes In Central and Eastern Europe Thomas W. Simons, Jr Eastern Europe between the USSR and the West: Reflections on the Origins and Dynamics of the Cold War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 i3 Stalin book.indb 5 10/15/09 9:47:15 AM vi Table of Contents Agnes Heller Legitimation Deficit and Legitimation Crisis in East European Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 John Connelly The Paradox of East German Communism: From Non-Stalinism to Neo-Stalinism? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Antoni Z. Kaminski, Bartłomiej Kaminski Road to “People’s Poland”: Stalin’s Conquest Revisited . . . . . . . 195 Part Three Stalinism and Historiography János Rainer Revisiting Hungarian Stalinism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Bogdan Cristian Iacob Avatars of the Romanian Academy and the Historical Front: 1948 versus 1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Ekaterina Nikova Bulgarian Stalinism Revisited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Dorin Dobrincu Historicizing a Disputed Theme: Anti-Communist Armed Resistance in Romania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Part Four National or Revolutionary Breakthroughs? Bradley Abrams Hope Died Last: The Czechoslovak Road to Stalinism . . . . . . . . . 345 Cristian Vasile Propaganda and Culture in Romania at the Beginning of the Communist Regime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 i3 Stalin book.indb 6 10/15/09 9:47:15 AM vii Table of Contents Svetozar Stojanovic Varieties of Stalinism in Light of the Yugoslav Case . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 Dragoş Petrescu Community Building and Identity Politics in Gheorghiu-Dej’s Romania (1956–64) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 List of Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431 i3 Stalin book.indb 7 10/15/09 9:47:15 AM i3 Stalin book.indb 8 10/15/09 9:47:15 AM ...


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