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The "Crisis" and the "Crash": Soviet Studies of the West, 1917-1939
The "Crisis" and the "Crash": Soviet Studies of the West, 1917-1939
By Richard B. Day
NLB, 1981, 300 pp

Using their extensive published works, the author reconstructs the discussions and debates among the leading Soviet political theorists and economists about the nature of the capitalist crisis in the years up to World War II. However remote from what was actually happening in the West, the debates were important because of their relevance to Soviet policy and to Stalin's decisions. Those who were flexible, like Eugen Varga, survived to write again; others, like Bukharin, did not.