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La Chute Finale: Essai sur la Décomposition de la Sphère Soviétique
La Chute Finale: Essai sur la Décomposition de la Sphère Soviétique
By Emmanuel Todd
Laffont, 1976, 323 pp.

A young scholar writes boldly about the future of the U.S.S.R. (stagnation and explosion) and of the East European states (consumer economies and political pluralism). A number of doomsday theses stated and not proven, but a very stimulating book nonetheless.