Posts Tagged: Communism
Americans were taught to associate “socialism” with dictatorship and “capitalism” with democracy. Are those days over?
1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
Convergence theory predicted that the world would become like Swedish social democracy. Why has the opposite happened?
The world is “trapped in the fetishism of economic growth,” says Polish sociologist Ryszard Zoltaniecki and must “learn to live with zero” growth.
Few images from the last days of the Cold War are as enduring in the West as the fall of the Berlin Wall. But in Central and Eastern Europe, a more complex picture emerges.
Because it had already been experimenting with a mixed economy, Hungary’s transition to capitalism was less painful than other East-Central Europe communist states.
The more party members Stalin killed, the more he thought he had to kill.
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
During global protests in 1968, Yugoslavian youth protested communist privileges and economic inequalities.
Risk Monitor's Stefan Popov is trying to change the image of Bulgaria as the Wild East frontier of the European Union.