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Kommunismus Ohne Wachstum? Babeuf und der "Club of Rome."
Kommunismus Ohne Wachstum? Babeuf und der "Club of Rome."
By Wolfgang Harich
Rowohlt, 1975, 206 pp.

Slow- or no-growth ideas have not fared well in communist circles, but Harich, an East German philosopher once jailed by his government, invokes Soviet scientists and others in support of the ecological reasoning that makes him opposed to industrial expansion. Equal distribution enforced by strong governments is his prescription (hence Babeuf). Freimut Duve, the West German interlocutor, finds additional implications in these slightly repetitive interviews with Harich.