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Return to the NEP: The False Promise of Leninism and the Failure of Perestroika-

  • Title: Return to the NEP: The False Promise of Leninism and the Failure of Perestroika
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  • Released: 2002-12-30
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  • Pages: 192
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  • ASIN: B000YIVW28

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Review "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

Book Description

Offers a perspective on the failure of Soviet socialism that goes beyond pragmatic issues and illustrates the problems inherent in its deepest philosophical roots.

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