Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe: Is Marx to blame for Stalin?

Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe Lecture Series

21Sept2018 12:30 - 13:45

Lecture

Marx’s was a philosophy of freedom and emancipation, but he was hardly appreciative of human rights and we can’t just ignore his references to proletarian dictatorship. Would it be fair to regard Stalinism – ideology and practice – as one of the possible legitimate outcomes of Marx’s philosophical musings? If ideologies tend to adapt to condition and ambition, to what extent do they contribute to shaping ambitions?

Speaker:

Dr. Erik van Ree, Assistant Professor of East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor: Dr. Maxim Kupovykh

 

Published by  Amsterdam University College