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Canterbury Tales of the 20th century.(Time)
The moving power of their several chronicles derives not merely from the unity of the theme embodied in significant variations but also from the reader's sense that they are recording a tragedy in which all of us have been involved.(Reinhold Niebuhr The Nation)
The story of the emotions which drew such men to Communism and of the events which disillusioned them states concretely and compellingly the great issues of our time.(The Saturday Review of Literature)
Worth reading, and rereading, for its interest both as a classic historical document and as a haunting object lesson.(Norman Podhoretz Encounter)
An important contribution to our understanding of Communism in its full dimensions and awful depths.(New York Herald Tribune)
This book is an engrossing study of why men join a Communist party and the reasons why they are eventually compelled to resign... Engerman has done an admirable job of explaining the context of this work.(Donald F. Busky The Historian)
To understand the Cold War and the character of Stalinism, The God That Failed is a must read.(Daniel Bell)
This is one of the great political books of all time.
You will come away from the book wondering how some intelligent people believed - and still believe - that communism was the way of the future.
For readers interested in the intellectual history of the twentieth century, this book is a fundamental document.
Arthur.Koestler was my mentor during my studies at the University of Innsbruck-l954-59. It was he who helped me to understand why so many artists during the 20th century became... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rudy Krejci-Alaskan philosopher
The importance of this book, the autobiographical accounts of prominent anti-Communist intellectuals, cannot be overestimated. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Michael
I purchased this book as it was referenced in Amity Shlaes "The Forgotten Man." The God that Failed is a compilation of 6 essays giving an autobiographical account for how... Read morePublished 23 months ago by A. Manning
This book is actually a series of essays from various former members of the Communist party.
The purpose of the essays is to explain to the reader what it was like to be... Read more
your suspicions are legitimate. something isn't quite right, is it? you probably have something in common with one of the writers - i encourage you to look.Published on March 13, 2012 by Frank Lee
A book of the 1950s. Why read it now? Isn't the Cold War over?
This is a series of tales about the effect on each writer of the realization that Communism had failed them,... Read more
These autobiographical notes give an in depth insight into the personal motives, the inner Party workings and the ultimate overall assessments of the CPs and the USSR in the first... Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Luc REYNAERT
"The God that Failed" is a compilation organised by Richard Crossman, British Parliament Member, of testimonials by 3 ex-members of the Communist Party and also of 3 "fellow... Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Rodrigo F. Souza