2 Articles by: Brigitte Studer

Brigitte Studer is a historian and professor emerita of contemporary history at the University of Bern. She is the author of Travellers of the World Revolution: A Global History of the Communist International.

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.