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Thompson, Peter 1960 July 22-

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 510 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JN3971.A98, 324.243027
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Most widely held works by Peter Thompson
The crisis of the German left : the PDS, Stalinism and the global economy by Peter Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using Nietzsche's categories of monumentalist, antiquarian and critical history, the author examines the historical and theoretical contexts of the collapse of the GDR in 1989 and looks at the positive and negative legacies of the GDR for the PDS (the successor party to the East German Communists). He contends that the Stalinization of the GDR itself was the product not just of the Cold War but of a longer inter-systemic struggle between the competing primacies of politics and economics and that the end of the GDR has to be seen as a consequence of the global collapse of the social imperative under the pressure of the re-emergence of the market-state since the mid-1970s."--Jacket
The privatization of hope : Ernst Bloch and the future of Utopia( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977), especially in his magnum opus, 'The Principle of Hope' (1959). The 'speculative materialism' that he first developed in the 1930s asserts a commitment to humanity's potential that continued through his later work. In this book, leading thinkers in utopian studies explore the insights that Bloch's ideas provide in understanding the present
Social authoritarianism and the left : monumentalism, antiquarianism and critical history in the German workers' movement from Marx to the PDS by Peter Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V3 : the pump gun by Peter Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The crisis of the German left : the PDS, Stalinism and the global economy
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