Stalin and historigraphy – thopughts on the bigraphy by Deutscher

In connection with the Hungarian edition of I. Deutscher's book on Stalin, the reviewer underlines three circles of problems: the analysis of Stalin's personality, the social-institutional background of Stalinism and the integration of the Stalinist "primary accumulation of capital" into the idea of world system, stressing the important role played by the war culture of modern capitalist civilisation, that is agression as industrial enterprise and intellectual product.