A Revolution in a Revolution: The Secret Police and the Origins of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia

@article{Pucci2018ARI,
  title={A Revolution in a Revolution: The Secret Police and the Origins of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia},
  author={Molly Pucci},
  journal={East European Politics & Societies and Cultures},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={22 - 3}
}
  • Molly Pucci
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • East European Politics & Societies and Cultures
This article examines the origins of the Stalinist secret police force, the StB, in Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1954. By focusing on the biographies of its officials, it argues that there was not one, but two, secret police forces in this period, each recruited from a different “generation” of local communists. In pointing to the social conflicts and ideological tensions that characterized the communist secret police force in this period, it forwards a new interpretation of the party purges… Expand
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