I can only offer some fragments on this. There was evidently a PAIGC representative at the UK Labour Party Annual Conference in 1973 (1-5 October in Blackpool). Portuguese Africa was quite a prominent issue at the event because of the recent – fiercely contested – official visit of Caetano to London. Also, of course, the conference came just weeks after the PAIGC’s declaration of independence for Guinea-Bissau.
Could anyone provide me with information about the participation of delegates from Portuguese African colonies at socialist, communist, union or anti-imperialist conferences or meetings during the period up to the second World War (for example Comintern meetings or the 1927 conference of the Anti-imperialist league in Brussels)? Organizations such as Liga Africana or Partido Nacional Africano probably sent delegates, but I would need more detailed information about this. Thanks in advance for any information you might have.
SEMINAR: THE LEFT AND THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
Center for History - Sciences Po, Paris
Academic year 2018-2019
On this page you can find links to all the seven posts of our The Left and Nationalism series, which, from October 2017 to May 2018, looked at the relationship between nationalism and left-wing movements and thinking in a multi-disciplinary and comparative perspective.
Here, you will find the list of all posts in the series:
1. Daniele Conversi, The Left and Nationalism: Introducing the Debate, 20.10.2017
Kevin Morgan. International Communism and the Cult of the Individual: Leaders, Tribunes and Martyrs under Lenin and Stalin.Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. xii + 363 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-349-71778-1.
Reviewed by William Smaldone (Willamette University) Published on H-Socialisms (June, 2018) Commissioned by Gary Roth (Rutgers University - Newark)
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Editor's Subject: Query: Communism and radio
Author's Subject: Query: Communism and radio
Date Written: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 16:47:57 +1000
Date Posted: Thu, 04 Sep 1996 02:47:57 -0400
How can a small nation-state survive? Why do people choose communism or fascism, and why do they then rebel? These very current questions have been central to the East European experience throughout the 20th century. This course will examine the upheavals in the region from World War I through the revolutions of 1989-90 and the Bosnian war, as a way to understanding historical processes such as revolution, nationalism, and modernization.
The focus of this seminar will be the decline and fall of communism in three countries which experienced revolutionary change in 1989. It is not to soon to begin examining these events as historians. We will be interested in the following questions: what was the communist system? Why did people oppose it (or support it)? what is a revolution, and was there one in 1989? what are the roles of various factors in that revolution?
In the first half of the twentieth century, communism offered a seductive vision of modernity and a society free of want. This attraction reached its height after 1945, as Stalin’s Red Army liberated East Central Europe from Nazi occupation, and Soviet-supported regimes took power throughout the region. This seminar will consider the tremendous appeal of communism and the subsequent disillusionment among intellectuals in Eastern Europe. In the face of Communist repression, East European dissidents developed a powerful critique of politics and the state.
The fall of the Communist system in 1989 was a moment of euphoria for Eastern Europe, a moment seemed to herald a complete and immediate transformation of life in the region. However, once the dust had settled, it quickly became apparent that the transition from socialism to democracy and a free market economy would be a long and torturous process. This course examines the revolutionary events of 1989 in Eastern Europe and the numerous, sometimes unanticipated, problems that arose in their wake.