The Political Quarterly

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Edited By: Ben Jackson and Deborah Mabbett

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 123/163 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-923X

Virtual Issue - Reading the Thirties


The Political Quarterly is pleased to present our first virtual issue, a foray into the depths of our archives, and a new venture where we examine a theme at close quarters via articles written for the journal over the last eighty years. The founding of The Political Quarterly in 1930 by Leonard Woolf, Kingsley Martin and William Robson created a space for academics and non-academics alike to write about issues of the day that concerned them. It quickly became a vessel for high-quality writing in good, clear English, and which now provides us with a valuable source of archive material for readers in the 21st century. Following on from the recent digitisation of the journal, we are pleased to be able to share many of these articles with a new audience and this first virtual issue charts the rise of Fascism and Totalitarianism in the 1930s.

Full Introduction

National Socialism in Germany
Carl Joachim Friedrich


Is Stalin Weakening, or the Soviets

Leon Trotsky


From Geneva to the Next War
Leonard Woolf


The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism
Benito Mussolini


The Psychology of Hitlerism
Harold Laswell


The Saar Plebiscite
Elizabeth Wiskemann


The Refugee Problem

Ernst Toller


A Soviet Spain?

H R G Greaves


Germany and Japan
Freda Utley


The Reichswehr Crisis by “Miles”


The Truth about the Anschluss by “Genevan”


Hitler, Goebbels and the Ministry for Propaganda
Charles H Wilson


De Profundis
Leonard Woolf


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