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Seweryn Bialer (born November 3, 1926, in Berlin, Germany) is an emeritus professor of political science at Columbia University and an expert on the Communist parties of the Soviet Union and Poland. He was the Director of Columbia's Research Institute on International Change.

He joined the underground anti-fascist movement in Lodz, Poland in 1942. Between February 1944 and May 1945 he was a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

From May 1945 to June 1951 he was member of the Polish communist police force (Milicja Obywatelska). He also held various positions in the Polish Communist Party (PZPR). He was a political officer of the State Police in Warsaw and a member of the Central Committee of the Polish Worker's Party. Subsequently, beginning in June 1951, he became a Professor at the Institute of Sociology and political editor of the newspaper Trybuna Ludu. He was also a researcher in economics at the Polish Academy of Sciences. During this time he authored several political science textbooks.

In January, 1956 Bialer defected to West Berlin and gave an almost one-year long interview for RFE/RL in New York, which was broadcast to Poland by the Radio in the same year.

He moved to New York, eventually receiving a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia. He was appointed Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of Political Science. In 1983 he was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

In May 1981, after President Reagan at Notre Dame University dismissedcommunism as “a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pagesare even now being written,” Bialer confidently contradictedReagan in Foreign Affairs: “The Soviet Union is not now nor willit be during the next decade in the throes of a true systemic crisis, for itboasts enormous unused reserves of political and social stability thatsuffice to endure the deepest difficulties.” The Soviet Union collapsed 8years later. [source: David Ramsey Steele, From Marx to Mises (1992)]

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Total Books: 9
GLOBAL RIVALS
1989 - Global Rivals (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679726494
ISBN-10: 0679726497
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Global Rivals The
1988 - Global Rivals The (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394571942
ISBN-10: 0394571940
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Gorbachev's Russia And American Foreign Policy
1988 - Gorbachev's Russia and American Foreign Policy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780813307480
ISBN-10: 0813307481
Genre: History
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Gorbachev's Russia And American Foreign Policy
1988 - Gorbachev's Russia and American Foreign Policy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813307510
ISBN-10: 0813307511
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Soviet Paradox External Expansion Internal Decline
1986 - The Soviet Paradox External Expansion Internal Decline (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394540955
ISBN-10: 0394540956
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Uncategorized
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Stalin's Successors  Leadership Stability and Change in the Soviet Union
1982 - Stalin's Successors Leadership Stability and Change in the Soviet Union (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521289061
ISBN-10: 0521289068
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Stalin's Successors  Leadership Stability and Change in the Soviet Union
1980 - Stalin's Successors Leadership Stability and Change in the Soviet Union (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521235181
ISBN-10: 0521235189
Genre: History
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Russia at the Crossroads The 26th Congress of the CPSU
Russia at the Crossroads the 26th Congress of the Cpsu (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780043290392
ISBN-10: 0043290396
Genre: History
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USSR After Brezhnev
Ussr After Brezhnev [Headline Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871240866
ISBN-10: 0871240866
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