Kommunisme: En erindringspolitiske fejde

Alexander Guld Riis, Denice Engel, Jacob Borg Christensen & Ida Norvin Nilsson

Student thesis: Termpaper

Abstract

This project aims to shed light upon a Danish debate concerning Communism in the 20th century, while focusing on the two main theses which are presented in the French book Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, repression. These theses are the comparison of Communism with Nazism as a totalitarian regime and the postulate that violence is an intrinsic part of Marxist ideology. When the book was first published in 1997 in France it created an international debate due to the book’s obvious aim to criminalise Communism. This debate also reached Denmark and got renewed power when the book was published in Danish in 2002 alongside the Danish book Gulag og Glemsel by Bent Jensen which raises the same issues as the French book. While this debate has been flourishing in the Danish newspapers, it has become evident that certain intellectuals have been the predominate agitators herein. This project has acknowledged that they all represent a different position in the debate and all have different agendas, which has led to an analysis of the ideological and/or political motivation behind the debaters’ discussions of the main theses.

EducationsHistory, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
LanguageDanish
Publication date22 Jun 2011
SupervisorsMichael Kjeldsen

Keywords

  • Jensen
  • Kommunisme
  • Sorte
  • Courtois
  • marx
  • marxisme
  • Erindringspolitik
  • Blüdnikow
  • sortbog
  • Sørensen
  • Curt
  • Bent
  • Morten
  • bog
  • Thing
  • bodsgang