The Stalinist Legacy

Its Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics

Tariq Ali


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2015

546 pages

Price INR 795
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Marx once wrote that history weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. Perhaps he did not know how right he would be. Even twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, activists are still confronted by the legacy of Communism, particularly in regards to Stalinism. The Stalinist Legacy aims to deepen understanding of the origins, impacts and enduring prominence of Stalinism, so as to help exorcise these ghosts of the past. This book is published by Aakar Books.

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali (born 21 October 1943) is an English-Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, Counter Punch, and the London Review of Books. He is the author of several books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1991), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008) and The Obama Syndrome (2010).