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Terrorism and Communism: A Contribution to the Natural History of Revolution

Terrorism and Communism: A Contribution to the Natural History of Revolution

First published in English in 1920, this work is a reissue of Karl Kautsky's seminal work dealing with the origins and history of the forces at work in revolutionary epochs, which offers pathbreaking insights on the development of civilisation.

The opening chapters, dealing with eigthteenth century France, are of special interest to the student of the French revolution. The section devoted to the Commune of Paris offers a stimulating and provocative description of this famous govenment of the working class.

The reissue of this controversial and extraordinary work will be welcomed by all those interested in the history of Communism in particular and the theory and history of revolution in general.

Chapter I. Revolution and Terror

Chapter II. Paris

Chapter III. The Great Revolution

Chapter IV. The First Paris Commune

Chapter V. The Traditions of the Reign of Terror

Chapter VI. The Second Paris Commune

Chapter VII. The Effect of Civilisation on Human Customs

Chapter VIII. The Communists at Work

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