Socialism: What Went Wrong

Socialism: What Went Wrong

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'Socialism: What Went Wrong is a worthwhile read for socialists and communists of many stripes and tendencies, for the new Ad the old, for all those who are asking '"Socialism, What is Wrong?" and "How do we change?". It would be a great book to discuss on the interenet, in more traditional meeting rooms and in the halls of learning, with our hearts and mindsa in pursuit of justice for the coming new century' Roma Guy, Crossroads

Irwin Silber's frank and critical analysis of the theoretical and programmatic problems and contradictions of the socialist ideal should be an essential part of the process of reevaluation and political renewal' Manning Marable

'A provocative, well written volume' Paul Buhle (author of "Marxism in the United States")

'A useful survey of all the main elements, theoretical and practical, national and international, that went towards the creation of Stalin's Soviet Union, and the profound defects that led to its collapse' Labour Research

'A comprehensive and informed analysis by a skiled journalist wotking within the Marxist tradition who is well acquainted with official documents and Soviet memoirs' Choice
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745307159
  • 9780745307152

Table of contents

1. Origins and Historical Development of Marxism-Leninism;

2. Capitalism on the Rocks;

3. Revolution on the Agenda;

4. Theory and Practice of the Vanguard Party;

5. The Historical Rupture;

6. Actually-existing Socialism;

7. How Marxism-Leninism 'Solved' the National Question;

8. The Singular Omissions of Marxism-Leninism;

9. Proletarian Internationalism and the World Revolutionary Process;

10. Two World Systems;

11. Scientific Socialism - Communist Church;

12. Political Wreckage and Theoretical Vacuum
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About Irwin Silber

Irwin Silber was Cultural Editor and Executive Editor of the New York Guardian and is currently Associate Editor of Crossroads magazine. He has written widely on socialism, as well as American folk music.
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