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The discourse of anti-Communism and its influence on the history of Communism in Iceland during the interwar period

@inproceedings{Jrvstad2014TheDO,
  title={The discourse of anti-Communism and its influence on the history of Communism in Iceland during the interwar period},
  author={Pontus J{\"a}rvstad},
  year={2014}
}
The mainstream writing of the history of Communism today emulates the discourse of antiCommunism in the past. How we perceive Communism is to a large extent predetermined by the forces that fought against it. Communism is embodied as the Soviet Union, as the atrocities of Joseph Stalin and as the repressiveness of the state. But this does not constitute the lived experiences of many involved in the popular struggle of the working class elsewhere, people who either identified with Communism or… Expand