Spartacus Review

Volume 12: 10th February, 2008

Spanish Civil War

Title: The Spanish Civil War


Editor: Al Richardson

Publisher: Merlin Press

Price: £18.95

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This book presents a left which, in the midst of civil war and revolution, chose to oppose both fascism and the popular front. The revolution in Spain was overturned by Stalinists and their allies. The Popular Front government of Doctor Negrin facilitated the destruction of collectives and permitted the work of Russian secret services, the murder and torture that demoralised workers and peasants. This book presents a spectrum of contemporary left viewpoints, introduced and annotated in detail.