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AuthorGuins, George C. author
TitleCommunism on the Decline [electronic resource] : The Failure of "Soviet Socialism" Incurable Evils Discredited System Symptoms of Demoralization The new Generation Formation of new Psychology Some Rays of Light Cold War with the West Inner Conflicts Soviet Crisisโ{128}{148}a Challenge to the Western World / by George C. Guins
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1956
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-0501-7
Descript 287p. online resource

SUMMARY

Communist dictatorship rests not only on a police regime supported by terror. As this writer tried to explain in his previous work, Soviet Law and Soviet Society, the Communist regime is founded to a large degree on the economic dependence of all citizens on the State, as an universal monopolist and a single employer. It is impossible to support such a regime by means of coercion only. Communism tries therefore to impress people with its achievements and to suggest great expectations. It declares itself infallible and invincible. The decay of Communism starts when its achievements cease to satisfy people, when its promises do not raise enthusiasm, and its infallibility becomes exposed; when people begin to understand that the Communist philosophy is based on illusions and its regime is vicious and despotic. When this occurs then coercion proves to be more and more inefficient, and it becomes more and more difficult to secure the people's support. The government begins to feel that the roles are changed and that it is the governยญ ment which depends on the people rather than the people on the government


CONTENT

I The Great Illusions -- 1. Rationality of a Universal Monopoly -- 2. Economy without Entrepreneurs -- 3. Collectivism -- IIโ{128}{153} socialist โ{128}{152}Reality -- 4. Bureaucracy -- 5. Achievements and Shortcomings in Industry -- 6. The Agricultural Crisis -- 7. Trade -- 8. Labor without Protection -- 9. Private Economy -- 10. General Appraisal ofโ{128}{153} soviet Socialismโ{128}{153} -- III Socialist Society and Life -- 11. Social Structure -- 12. Formation of New Psychology -- 13. Reflections in Literature -- 14. The Bad Symptoms -- 15. Some Rays of Light -- IV War or Peace? -- 16. The Peaceful Nation -- 17. Inner Conflicts -- 18. The Amazing Changes -- Conclusion -- Abbreviations


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