×
Capsule Review

The Socialist Phenomenon

In This Review

The Socialist Phenomenon

The Socialist Phenomenon
By Igor Shafarevich
Harper, 1980, 319 pp. $16.95 Purchase

A powerful treatise on socialism as a doctrine and as a state system, arguing that they are two embodiments of the same destructive historical force. Although the book covers the whole of human history and may seem remote from the international politics of today, it is important for students of Russia in that much of it has a Russian focus and the author is a Soviet mathematician resident in Moscow.

Enjoy more high-quality articles like this one.

Become a subscriber.

  • Paywall-free reading of new articles posted daily online and almost a century of archives
  • Unlock access to iOS/Android apps to save editions for offline reading
  • Six issues a year in print, online, and audio editions
Subscribe Now

In This Review

The Socialist Phenomenon

The Socialist Phenomenon
By Igor Shafarevich
Harper, 1980, 319 pp. $16.95 Purchase

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue