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The Resource The road from serfdom : the economic and political consequences of the end of communism, Robert Skidelsky

The road from serfdom : the economic and political consequences of the end of communism, Robert Skidelsky

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The road from serfdom : the economic and political consequences of the end of communism
Title
The road from serfdom
Title remainder
the economic and political consequences of the end of communism
Statement of responsibility
Robert Skidelsky
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Crisis of Communism at the end of the 1980's was hailed as a triumph for Western capitalism, but initial euphoria soon turned to pessimism as the West failed to react adequately to the momentous changes that were taking place in the "new world order." While the demise of established Cold War structures threatened to unleash worldwide pandemonium, the passing of socialism seemed to leave money-making and ethnic violence as the only competitors for the future
  • In The Road from Serfdom Robert Skidelsky, one of our foremost political economists, reasserts the need for optimism. The collapse of communism, he argues, is the most hopeful event to have happened in the twentienth century, not least by reviving the liberal promise shattered by the First World War. Drawing parallels between the post-World War I political flux and conditions today, Skidelsky links the demise of communism - and its turbulent legacy - to the global failure of this century's most misguided concept: collectivism
  • Arguing that the ideological void left by the end of communism poses at once a threat and an urgent opportunity, Skidelsky urges the liberal West to reassert its leadership by developing a "constitution of liberty" aimed at entrenching the post-communist world order. In the current proliferation of simplistic blueprints for the future, The Road from Serfdom offers an intellectually bold, realistic, and timely prescription for the future in the face of today's economic and political challenges
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1939-
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Skidelsky, Robert
Dewey number
338.9
Index
index present
LC call number
HX44.5
LC item number
.S55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Collectivism
Label
The road from serfdom : the economic and political consequences of the end of communism, Robert Skidelsky
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Publication
Note
Previously published: The world after Communism. New York : Macmillan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'We Will Bury You' -- 2. The Nature of Collectivism -- 3. The Rise of Collectivism -- 4. The Era of Wars -- 5. The Convergence of Pathologies -- 6. Why Did Soviet Communism Collapse? -- 7. The New Political Economy -- 8. Shock Therapy -- 9. Understanding Post-Communism -- 10. Transformation to What? -- 11. Repairing the State
Control code
33047100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780713991222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The road from serfdom : the economic and political consequences of the end of communism, Robert Skidelsky
Publication
Note
Previously published: The world after Communism. New York : Macmillan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'We Will Bury You' -- 2. The Nature of Collectivism -- 3. The Rise of Collectivism -- 4. The Era of Wars -- 5. The Convergence of Pathologies -- 6. Why Did Soviet Communism Collapse? -- 7. The New Political Economy -- 8. Shock Therapy -- 9. Understanding Post-Communism -- 10. Transformation to What? -- 11. Repairing the State
Control code
33047100
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780713991222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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