The Black Book of Communism
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a 1997 book edited by Stéphane Courtois, who includes contributions by several European academics documenting a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines. The book was originally published in France as Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, répression by Éditions Robert Laffont. In the United States it is published by Harvard University Press.
The German edition, published by Piper Verlag, includes a chapter written by Joachim Gauck. The introduction was written by Courtois. Historian François Furet was originally slated to write the introduction, but was prevented from doing so by his death.
- Criticisms of communism
- Comparison of Nazism and Stalinism
- Prague Declaration
- The Great Terror
- The Gulag Archipelago
- Le Passé d'une illusion
- Mao: The Unknown Story
- The Soviet Story
- The Black Book of Capitalism
- The Black Book of Capitalism: A farewell to the market economy
- The Black Book of Colonialism