Both the Russian and Eurocommunist press cite Bukharin more than any other Soviet historical figure. Fifty years after his execution by Stalinist Russia, Bukharin has been rehabilated by the Communist Party and invoked as the intellectual antecedent of Gorbachev. Challenging this view, these authors reevaluate Bukharin's intellectual and political legacy. They cover aspects of his thoughts and activities previously left unexplored or misinterpreted. Their conclusion: Bukharin's legacy is easily distorted when he "is torn from his own political and historical context and appropriated for contemporary political movements."