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Volume 2, Issue 3, 2015

Emanuel Ciocianu-Copilaș
Pages 363-371

Perennialism and Modernism in Romanian National-Communism. An Ideological Dilemma?

This article analyzes the theories of nationalism incorporated into the national-communist discourse active in Romania between 1965 and 1969. Although insisting upon its Marxist ideological core, Romanian national-communist discourse did not, however, embrace the Marxist vision upon nations and nationalism, namely modernism. Furthermore, its vision in this regard, primordialist perenialism, was typical of right-wing, even extreme right-wing ideologies. How was that possible is the main question of the following pages.

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