THE REALITIES OF WORLD COMMUNISM by Dr. William- Ed. Peterson

THE REALITIES OF WORLD COMMUNISM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The current welter of works on this subject throws many shadows and very little light; thus it is more than refreshing to come across a book which actually accomplishes the purpose shared by most of them: ""to offer an objective and scholorly analysis of the theory and practice of Communism"". There are eight essays here, each by a distinguished expert in his field: Bertram Wolfe examines the relationship between Communist theory and Soviet foreign policy; the editor scrutinizes Stalinism; Gregory Grossman describes the Soviet economy since Stalin; Paul Kecskemeti analyzes the satellite states; Robert A. Scalapino investigates Red China's progress and intentions; John Hutchinson explains front organizations, especially in trade unionism; Robert Alexander takes a look at Communist activity in Latin America and what he terms ""the Jacobin Left""; and Paul E. Zinner appraises the changes and continuities in Russian society in the past decade. Each piece is not only ""objective and scholarly"", but most important, clearly expressed, non-technical, highly informative, and basic. There is also a valuable ""Reading ist for Nonspecialists.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall