La "leggenda nera" dello stalinismo. Intorno a un dibattito storiografico ed ad alcune rese dei conti - In the first part, the article analyzes Domenico Losurdo’s book on Stalinism. He characterizes Stalinist repressions as above all a response to internal opposition and attacks from foreign nations. Losurdo points out how, in the 20th century, all kinds of regimes resorted to extreme forms of violence. The author of the present article, even though he recognizes the validity of some of the arguments, criticizes the way Losurdo uses contextualization and comparison as ways of diminishing political and moral responsibilities. In the second part of the article the author analyzes the debate in «Liberazione», the newspaper of the Rifondazione Comunista Party. In reviewing Losurdo’s book, the newspaper has stirred up an outcry among some of the editors, generating a debate about some still unresolved crucial questions connected to Stalinism, and above all, questions linked to the cultural and political identity of the party itself.
Key words: Stalinism, Domenico Losurdo, Communism, Rifondazione Comunista, «Liberazione »; historical comparison.
Parole chiave: stalinismo, Domenico Losurdo, comunismo, Partito della Rifondazione Comunista, «Liberazione», comparazione.)" />