FONTE: Lawrence & Wishart

Editors: Richard Cross, Norry LaPorte, Kevin Morgan, Matthew Worley

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A Century of Anti-Communism

Anti-communism is an ideologically charged term, and partly because of this can vary widely in its meaning. It has traditionally been seen in terms of the right’s view of communism as a monstrous alien force, and the linked tendency to regard any left or progressive movement as communist and therefore to be resisted. But it is possible to be anti-communist in a more nuanced, and even left-wing way – as for example with anarchist anti-communism or New Left anti-communism.

This issue of Twentieth Century Communism includes discussion on the varying meanings of the term; a roundtable discussion on different schools of anti-communism; histories of anti-communism in Ireland, India and the USA, and within the African American civil rights movement; and an account of the Entente internationale anticommuniste, a Swiss-based attempt in the interwar period to mirror and counterpose communist internationalism.


Richard Cross, Norry LaPorte, Kevin Morgan, Matthew Worle

Reflections on writing the history of anti-communism
Jean-François Fayet

A century of anti-communisms: a roundtable discussion
Gavin Bowd, Madeleine Davis, Paulo Drinot, Dianne Kirby, Carl Levy and Matthew Worley

Anti-communism in twentieth-century Ireland
Emmet O’Connor

Théodore Aubert and the Entente internationale anticommuniste: an unofficial anti-marxist international
Michel Caillat

The myth of the outsider: from Whitehall to Elysium Row, 1917-21
Suchetana Chattopadhyay

The traditions of African-American anti-communism
Eric Arnesen

Anti-communism in the USA and American foreign policy in the late 1940s
John Callaghan

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