Marina Zavacka

Always Unanimous: Slovak Communists Reflecting on Foreign Policy (1939-43)

Unanimity, stability, and eternal unchangeability as a confirmation of the righteousness of the ascended path—such is the impression given a reader of the official Communist party interpretation of history, written for propaganda purposes. However, the history of historiography is to a great extent linked with the history of its own relation to changes concerning the political climate. This process can be elucidated by tracing the gradual penetration of information about uncomfortable facts, for about persons and their views, into official publications, following the development of Communist reflections on such facts and changes…
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