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The Road from Serfdom: The Economic and Political Consequences of the End of Communism
     

The Road from Serfdom: The Economic and Political Consequences of the End of Communism

by Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky
 

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The fall of communism at the end of the 1980s 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." In The Road from Serfdom, Robert Skidelsky offers a provocative interpretation of the forces precipitating

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The fall of communism at the end of the 1980s 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." In The Road from Serfdom, Robert Skidelsky offers a provocative interpretation of the forces precipitating communism's collapse, and a trenchant vision for the future. Drawing parallels between present conditions and the post-World War I flux that led John Maynard Keynes to formulate his seminal The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Skidelsky links the collapse of communism - and its turbulent legacy - to the global failure of this century's most misguided concept: collectivism. In this intellectually bold and realistic book, Skidelsky urges the liberal West to reassert its leadership by developing a "constitution of liberty" aimed at entrenching the post-communist world order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140242195
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.57(d)

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