Be a better communist: A militant life history

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Abstract

The history of the Portuguese Communist Party – PCP – can be explored from different perspectives. From the viewpoint of a communist militant, this study discusses some issues linked to the history of communism and its supporters’ political apprenticeship. Based on a series of conversations between a Portuguese communist and the author, historians of different generations, the article focuses on a life story, where autobiography, biography, episodes from the history of Socialism and the Communist Party are mixed and questioned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-61
Number of pages16
JournalTwentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • militant lives
  • Portuguese Communist Party
  • Estado Novo
  • biography
  • autobiography
  • Marxist consciousness

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In: Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History, No. 16, 2019, p. 45-61.

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