Ed Andrews

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Ed Andrews is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His book include Shylocks Rights: A Grammar of Lockian Claims (University of Toronto, 1988); The Genealogy of Values: The Aesthetic Economy of Nietzsche and Proust (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995); Conscience and Its Critics: Protestant Conscience, Enlightenment Reason and Modern Subjectivity (University of Toronto, 2001); The Patrons of Enlightenment (University of Toronto, 2006); Imperial Republics: Revolution, War and Territorial Expansion from the English Civil War to the French Revolution (University of Toronto, 2011).

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A. James McAdams

Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party. A. James McAdams. Princeton University Press, 2017.
James McAdams has provided a compendious but readable account of communist parties from 1848 until now when he claims communist parties have died or withered away. McAdams, in my opinion rightly, does not consider the dynastic authoritarianism of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and…