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The Poverty of Communism

ISBN-13: 978-0887388170
ISBN-10: 0887388175
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“Outstanding Title…   This volume grew out of the author's collection of essays written in the early and mid-1980s on state power and poverty in Marxist-Leninist countries. It focuses on the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, Mongolia, Cuba, and Vietnam. Marxism promised elimination of poverty caused by capitalist exploitation and economic abundance for the masses in exchange for total sacrifice of freedom... [D]ocument[s] the extent to which Marxist governments, so eager to blame poverty on capitalism, have failed to eradicate poverty in their own domains. Clearly written and well documented, this timely study is recommended for academic and public libraries.” 

—O. Zinam, Choice

About the Author

Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a senior adviser to the National Board of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. His previous works on Korean affairs include The Population of North Korea(co-author), Korea Approaches Reunification, A New International Engagement Framework for North Korea?, Korea’s Future and the Great Powers (co-editor), and The End of North Korea.


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