Al Richardson (historian) Al Richardson (20 December 1941 - 22 November 2003) was a British Trotskyist historian and activist.
Anne Applebaum Anne Elizabeth Applebaum is a Polish American journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.
Annie Kriegel Annie Kriegel, née Annie Becker (born 9 September 1926 in Paris; died August 26, 1995, Paris), was a French historian, a leading expert on communist studies and the history of Communism, a...
Bertram Wolfe Bertram David "Bert" Wolfe (1896–1977) was an American scholar and former communist best known for biographical studies of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and Diego Rivera.
Boris Ponomarev Boris Nikolayevich Ponomarev (Борис Николаевич Пономарёв) (January 17, 1905 - December 21, 1995) was a Soviet politician, ideologist and historian, and a member of the Secretariat of the Communi...
Boris Souvarine Boris Souvarine (born Boris Konstantinovich Lifschitz and also known as Varine; 1895 – 1 November 1984) was a French Marxist, communist activist, essayist, and journalist.
Brian Pearce Brian Leonard Pearce (8 May 1915 – 25 November 2008) was a British Marxist politician, historian, and translator.
Carl Joachim Friedrich Carl Joachim Friedrich (born June 5, 1901 in Leipzig; died on September 19, 1984 in Lexington, Massachusetts) was a German-American professor and political theorist.
Christopher Phelps Christopher Phelps (born 1965) is an American political and intellectual historian of the twentieth century.
Colin Barker Colin Barker (born 1939) is a British sociologist as well as a Marxist historian and writer.
Ernst Nolte Ernst Nolte (born 11 January 1923) is a German historian and philosopher.
Gerald Horne Gerald Horne is an African-American historian who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.
Hannah Arendt Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (or 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-American political theorist.
Harvey Klehr Harvey Elliott Klehr (born December 25, 1945) is a professor of politics and history at Emory University.
Irving Howe Irving Howe (June 11, 1920 – May 5, 1993) was an American literary and social critic and a prominent figure of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Isaac Deutscher Isaac Deutscher was a Polish writer, journalist and political activist who moved to the United Kingdom at the outbreak of World War II. He is best known as a biographer of Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin and as a commentator on Soviet affairs.
Ivo Banac Ivo Banac (born March 1, 1947) is a Croatian historian, a long-time history professor at Yale University and one-time politician of the former Croatian Liberal Party.
J. Arch Getty John Archibald Getty, III (born November 30, 1950) is an American historian and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
James Oneal James J. "Jim" Oneal (1875–1962), a founding member of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), was a prominent socialist journalist, historian, and party activist who played a decisive role in the...
John Earl Haynes John Earl Haynes is an American historian who is a specialist in 20th-century political history in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky (link=no|Лев Дави́дович Тро́цкий; born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein – 21 August 1940) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.
Leszek Kołakowski Leszek Kołakowski was a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, Main Currents of Marxism. In his later work, Kolakowski increasingly focused on religious questions.
Maurice Isserman Maurice Isserman (born March 12, 1951) is James L. Ferguson Professor of History at Hamilton College and an important contributor to the “new history of American communism” which reinterpreted t...
Moshe Lewin Moshe Lewin (1921 – August 14, 2010), also known as "Misha", was a scholar of Russian and Soviet history; he was a major figure in the revisionist school of Soviet studies which emerged in the 1960s.
Nicolas Werth Nicolas Werth is a French historian, and an internationally known expert on communist studies, particularly the history of the Soviet Union.
Oleg Khlevniuk Oleg V. Khlevniuk ((born July 7, 1959 Vinnytsia, Ukrainian SSR) is a senior researcher at the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
Orlando Figes Orlando Figes (born 20 November 1959) is a prominent British historian and writer best known for his works on Russian history.
Pierre Broué Pierre Broué (May 8, 1926 – July 26, 2005) was a French historian and Trotskyist.
Richard Pipes Richard Edgar Pipes (born July 11, 1923) is a Polish-American academic who specializes in Russian history, particularly with respect to the Soviet Union.
Robert C. Tucker Robert Charles Tucker (May 29, 1918 – July 29, 2010) was an American political scientist and historian.
Robert Conquest George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS (born 15 July 1917) – known as Robert Conquest – is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works ...
Robert J. Alexander Robert Jackson "Bob" Alexander was an American political activist, writer, and academic who spent most of his professional career at Rutgers University.
Robert Service (historian) Robert John Service (born 29 October 1947) is a British historian, academic, and author who has written extensively on the history of the Soviet Union, particularly the era from the October Revo...
Robert Vincent Daniels Robert Vincent "Bill" Daniels (1926–2010) was an American historian and educator specializing in the history of the Soviet Union.
Robin Blackburn Robin Blackburn (born 1940) is a British historian, a former editor of New Left Review (1981-99), an author of essays on the collapse of Soviet Communism, on the 'Credit Crunch' of 2008, and...
Ronald Radosh Ronald Radosh (born 1937) is an American writer, professor, historian, and former Marxist.
Roy Medvedev Roy Aleksandrovich Medvedev (Рой Александрович Медведев; born 14 November 1925, Tbilisi, Georgia) is a Russian political writer renowned as the author of the dissident history of Stalinism, Le...
Sam Bornstein Sam Bornstein (1920 - 1990) was a British Trotskyist historian and activist.
Sergei Melgunov Sergei Petrovich Melgunov (Серге́й Петрович Мельгунов) (December 24 or 25, 1879-May 26, 1956) was a Russian historian, publicist and politician best known for his opposition to the Soviet govern...
Serhy Yekelchyk Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk (born 13 November 1966 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian Canadian historian of Ukrainian and Russian history.
Sheila Fitzpatrick Sheila Fitzpatrick (born June 4, 1941) is an Australian-American historian.
Stephen Kotkin Stephen Mark Kotkin is Professor of History and director of the Program in Russian Studies at Princeton University.
Stéphane Courtois Stéphane Courtois (born 25 November 1947) is a French historian and university professor, a Director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Professor at the Ca...
Theodore Draper Theodore H. "Ted" Draper (1912 – 2006) was an American historian and political writer.
Viktor Suvorov Viktor Suvorov (Ви́ктор Суво́ров, real name Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun, Влади́мир Богда́нович Резу́н, born April 20, 1947 in Barabash, Primorsky Krai) is a Soviet Army Cold War-era Soviet ...
Vladimir Tismăneanu Vladimir Tismăneanu (born July 4, 1951) is a Romanian and American political scientist, political analyst, sociologist, and professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
William Klinger William Klinger (born 1972) is a Croatian historian who specializes in the modern Croatian and Yugoslav history as well as history of communism and nationalism.
Wolfgang Leonhard Wolfgang Leonhard (born 16 April 1921) is a German political author, historian, and expert on Communism.