By André Mommen
This ebook analyses the contribution of Eugen (Jenő) Varga (1879-1964) on Marxist-Leninist monetary thought in addition to the effect he exercised on Stalin’s overseas coverage and during the Comintern at the overseas communist flow. throughout the Hungarian Councils’ Republic of 1919 Varga was once a type of mainly liable for remodeling the financial system into one colossal commercial and agrarian enterprise lower than country authority. After the autumn of the innovative regime that 12 months, Varga joined the Hungarian Communist occasion, quickly and then, he could turn into one of many Comintern’s major economists, predicting the inevitable drawback of the capitalist system.
Varga grew to become the Soviet Union’s legit propagandist. As an financial professional he might propose the Soviet executive on German reparation funds and, not like Stalin, believed that the capitalist nation will be in a position to plan post-war fiscal restoration, which contradicted Stalin’s international coverage approach and ended in his shame. therefore via the start of the chilly battle in 1947, Varga used to be discredited, yet allowed to maintain a minor educational place. After Stalin’s dying in 1953 he reappeared as a well-respected economist whose political impression had still waned.
In this research Mommen unearths how Stalin’s view on foreign capitalism and inter-imperialist rivalries was once profoundly motivated through debates within the Comintern and via Varga’s suggestion of the final obstacle of capitalism. notwithstanding Stalin liked Varga’s cleverness, he by no means relied on him while making his strategic overseas coverage judgements. This was once sincerely proven in August 1939 with Stalin’s pact with Hitler, and in 1947, along with his refusal to take part in Marshall’s ecu restoration Plan.
This ebook might be of curiosity to a wide selection of scholars and researchers, together with these focusing on the background of financial notion, Soviet experiences, diplomacy, and eu and chilly battle background.