On the Transition to Socialism

Sweezy, Paul M; Bettelheim, Charles
Publisher:  Monthly Review Press, USA
Year Published:  1971  
Pages:  135pp   Price:  $1.95  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6473

Essays discussing the economic, social, and political aspects of the attempt to create a new society after the governmental power of the old has been destroyed and replaced. Central to the discussion is the possibility that the policies adopted by the new governments under the stress of economic and political difficulties may result in the creation of a new capitalist in "statist" forms.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Part I. Between Capitalism and Socialism
1. Czechoslovakia, Capitalism, and Socialism
2. On the Transition Between Capitalism and Socialism
3. More on the Society of Transition
4. Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Social Classes, and Proletarian Ideology

Part II. Some Lessons of Recent History
1. Lessons of Soviet Experience
2. The Lessons of Poland
3. The Transition to Socialism
4. Toward a Program of Studies of the Transition to Socialism

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