Reflections on the Origins of the 'Third Period': Bukharin, the Comintern, and the Political Economy of Weimar Germany

  title={Reflections on the Origins of the 'Third Period': Bukharin, the Comintern, and the Political Economy of Weimar Germany},
  author={Nicholas N. Kozlov and Eric Weitz},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={387 - 410}
The Sixth Congress of the Communist International met in Moscow in the summer of 1928. In his opening presentation, Nikolai Bukharin depicted a capitalist world entering a new period of crisis. He noted signs of great economic progress - significant technological advances, the growing concentration of production, a general increase in national incomes. But alongside these advances existed high levels of structural unemployment, an intensified exploitation of labour, growing interpenetration of… 
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