1 Article by: Brigitte Studer

Brigitte Studer is a professor of Swiss and contemporary history at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her recent publications include Reisende der Weltrevolution: Eine Globalgeschichte der Kommunistischen Internationale (Suhrkamp, 2020) and The Transnational World of the Cominternians (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

When the Communist International Is Your Boss

Throughout history, it’s been hard for agitators and troublemakers to hold down a good job. In the interwar decades, tens of thousands of them were hired by the Communist International — an employer with long hours, difficult bosses, and a lot of opportunities for travel.