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Heaven on Earth : The Rise, Fall, and Reincarnation of Socialism - Revised by Joshua Muravchik

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Socialism was man's most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in “science.” Each failure to create societies of abundance or give birth to “the New Man” inspired more searching for the path to the promised land: revolution, communes, social democracy, communism, fascism, Third World socialism. None worked, and some exacted a staggering human toll. Then, after two centuries of wishful thinking and fitful governance, socialism suddenly imploded in a fin du siècle drama of falling walls and collapsing regimes. Joshua Muravchik traces the fiery trajectory through sketches of the thinkers and leaders who developed the theory, led it to power, and presided over its collapse. Heaven on Earth is a story filled with character and event while at the same time giving us an epic chronicle of a movement that tried to turn the world upside down—and for a time succeeded.
Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 424
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Two Rivers Distribution
Author: Joshua Muravchik
Language: English
Street Date: February 12, 2019
TCIN: 53421723
UPC: 9781594039638
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-8666

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