David Bernardini

Peeling the Onion. A Look Backwards on National Bolshevism in the 1900s

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Keywords: National Bolshevism; Nationalism; Socialism; Weimar Republic; Russian Revolution.

This article aims at analyzing the problematic trajectory of National Bolshevism, an "oxymoronic" provocative political concept, born and developed throughout the Twentieth Century. Such concept appears in several different contexts, employed more or less legitimately. This article will attempt to outline a kind of conceptual mapping, located in clear historical as well as geographic coordinates (Germany, France, Soviet Union, Russia and some short mentions to Italy) through an accurate historiographical overview and an extensive examination of the press of that period. This mapping will identify some of the circumstances, in which the National Bolshevik thought emerges as a part of the broader history of exchanges and intertwining between the ideas of Socialism and Nation.

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