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Marx Against the Peasant, by David Mitrany

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This book, written by a British scholar of Rumanian origin, is an important contribution to the exploration of the contemporary scene. Its center is the story of the peasant organizations and peasant parties which sprang up and came to power in the countries of Eastern Europe after the First World War, were submerged and silenced by the nationalist dictators of the interwar period—Pilsudski, Horthy, Carol, etc.—emerged again in the Second World War, and have now been broken by the maneuvers of the local Communist parties under the pressure of the liberating or occupying Soviet armies.

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