WAS THERE A GREAT RETREAT FROM SOVIET SOCIALISM?
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WAS THERE A GREAT RETREAT FROM SOVIET SOCIALISM? by DAVID HOFFMANN

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SeriesKRITIKA, 5 # 4, 2004, P651-734
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Open LibraryOL20264924M

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Socialism is Great is an engrossing read, a page turner and full of little treasures about life and traits in 's a great accomplishment, the life story of the author until her mid twenties, it reads like a novel with pace and drama and with clever jumps in the narrative/5(57). The results were so catastrophic that Soviet power itself was in jeopardy. Hence, Lenin’s temporary retreat to a mixed economy with the New Economic Policy, NEP. But NEP was not what the Communists had seized power for. With Stalin in charge, the effort to achieve socialism was renewed.   'Socialism Is Great' is an ironic title. It is a memoir of a young woman who grew up in an impoverished Chinese household a household chiefly managed by women, while the men of the house are either missing or whiling away time elsewhere. Women /5. The Great Retreat. In May the Central Powers (Germany and Austria) launched a massive offensive, breaking through the Russian lines right across the Eastern Front and forcing the Tsar's armies into headlong retreat. There was confusion and panic. Troops destroyed buildings, bridges, military stores and crops to prevent them falling to the.

In The Case against Socialism, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) sets out to critique the resurgent fashionability of socialist philosophy and, in so doing, hold it to historical account. Written in a Author: Phillip W. Magness.   Soviet catch-up development. Soviet catch-up development looked extremely impressive until the s. In fact, from the s to s, the USSR and Japan were the only two major developing countries that successfully, if only partially, bridged the gap with the West (figure 1). And some of the issues problematized there are still (with little extrapolation) very much relevant and up for revision (for the The second part of the book where she explores the relations between ‘liberalism’, ‘democracy’, ‘socialism’ and ‘capitalism’ is where her analysis truly shines/5.   Readers familiar with the literature on the New Economic Policy (NEP), or the temporary restoration of a mixed economy in the Soviet s, might expect the communards to be amongst those activists not particularly pleased by this ‘retreat’ to a more gradual route towards socialism.

[11] The Webbs, on p. of their book, Soviet Communism, give a detailed account of this typical piece of Stalinist tyranny. But so petrified is their political judgment by admiration for the Soviet Union that they do not spend on it a note of exclamation, far less a word of explanation. [12] Socialism Victorious, p. The Great Retreat: Soviet Culture in the s I. Cultural Revolution Stalin's motto: The closer to socialism the more intense the class struggle." "Wreckers," "Saboteurs" The Shakhty trials, March Show Trials of The Industrial Group The Toiling Peasants Party Group RAPP--Russian Association of Proletarian Writers League of Militant. In conclusion there is clearly evidence of a ‘Great Retreat’ but it is of how much does this evidence account for in comparison to the whole picture. The largest retreats saw were in family life and equally in women’s role in society, there is endless proof of Stalin returning to traditional family values as the sexual freedom era was. Nicholas Timasheff, The Great Retreat: The Growth and Decline of Communism in Russia (New York, ); Google Scholar David Hoffmann, ‘Was There a “Great Retreat” from Soviet Socialism? Stalinist Culture Reconsidered’, Kritika, vol. 5, no. 4 (), pp. –Author: Alastair Kocho-Williams.