Dictatorship Over Needs

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Dictatorship Over Needs

By Ferenc Feher, Agnes Heller and György Markus
St. Martin's, 1983
312 pp. $27.50
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A philosophical-political critique of the Soviet-type systems in Eastern Europe, which the authors, Hungarian scholars now in emigration, see as based on domination and exploitation, a Russian corruption of socialism. Much of the description runs parallel to that of Western observers, but the analysis, Marxist but not Leninist, is different and offers new paths to the understanding of East European reality.