Economic Update: Rise and Fall of the USSR

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[S9 E24] Rise and Fall of the USSR

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff goes beyond the simplistic, sterile Cold War debates of demonizers vs celebrants of the USSR as he delivers an in depth analysis of the USSR's strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures from its revolutionary beginnings in 1917 to its implosion in 1989. The first episode of a special 2-part series where Professor Wolff gives the same in-depth analysis for the People's Republic of China in the second part.

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Want to learn more about this subject? At the beginning of the episode, Prof. Wolff references a book that he co-authored which provides a much more detailed background and analysis for everything he mentions in this show.
"Class theory and History. Capitalism and communism in the U.S.S.R."
by Stephen Resnick & Richard Wolff
Publisher: London: Routledge, 2002
ISBN-13: 978-0415933186
ISBN-10: 0415933188

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