- Title: Return to the NEP: The False Promise of Leninism and the Failure of Perestroika
- Released: 2002-12-30
- Pages: 192
- ASIN: B000YIVW28
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
"Bandelin has written an important book on the Leninist origins of Gorbachev's reforms and the Soviet Union's collapse. It is important to be reminded by timely works like [his] that from the beginning Communism was a heady and toxic mixture of utopian idealism, repressive epistemology, and deeply flawed pseudo-science. Its implementation in the former Russian Empire and Eastern Europe brought about disasters from which these societies are only in the first stages of recovery."-David Curp Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University
Offers a perspective on the failure of Soviet socialism that goes beyond pragmatic issues and illustrates the problems inherent in its deepest philosophical roots.