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No politically engaged person should fail to read Parenti's book.
Yeah, the grass looked greener on the other side, and now the Russians and East Europeans realise what they lost..well they didn't get like for like did they?
That socialism is unworkable and thus collapsed is just propaganda, as this book substantiates.
I found some of this book informative, but mostly found it a Bolshevik apologist's wet dream. Here is my précis Parenti points out the obvious, some things behind the Iron... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt Beeson
Excellent. That socialism is unworkable and thus collapsed is just propaganda, as this book substantiates.Published 7 months ago by S Hudson
An absolutely essential book for Leftists to read.
Parenti covers three topics that don't get enough say in Western discourse. Read more
Americans are horribly misinformed when they equate fascism and communism; they are completely opposite political-economic-social-cultural ideologies. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by E.W.
In this brief, forceful polemic, Parenti takes strong exception to the post-Soviet declaration of "the end of history". Read morePublished on October 16, 2005 by Phil Myers
Parenti's books general are very little objective according historical facts.They are subjective impressions of author about
current situation on the background of historical... Read more
Michael Parenti is the best writer in the world covering international affairs, and also American domestic issues as well. Read morePublished on July 3, 2002 by Drew Hunkins
This book is a pathetic example of a bona fide Socialist as he rewrites history and political thought before you very eyes. Read morePublished on April 13, 2002 by Enigma
This was my first Parenti book. I received a succinct lesson about life in Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism, and it wasn't all pretty. Read morePublished on April 7, 2002