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


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?


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