Thirty Years of Critique of the Soviet System

Authors

  • Samir Amin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-044-01-1992-05_5

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History

Abstract

With the exception of those individuals who are prophets by disposition, no one can pretend that he or she was not a little surprised by the sudden and total collapse of the systems of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Nonetheless, now that the immediate effects of the surprise have passed, it is time to reflect on the systems that the various countries produced over the past thirty years. At the risk of seeming to lack all modesty, I venture to say that I have been, since 1960, part of a quite small current of the left that foresaw, in its general outlines, what finally and brutally took place between 1989 and 1991.

Published

1992-05-05

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