Heaven on Earth

The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism
Product Number: EB00769428
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781594039645
Publisher: Encounter Books
Please log in to view pricing

Description

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, Arab socialism, African socialism. None worked, and some exacted a staggering human toll. Then, after two centuries of wishful thinking and bitter disappointment, socialism imploded in a fin de siEcle drama of falling walls and collapsing regimes. It was an astonishing denouement but what followed was no less astonishing. After the hiatus of a couple of decades, new voices were raised, as if innocent of all that had come before, proposing to try it all over again. Joshua Muravchik traces the pursuit of this phantasm, presenting sketches of the thinkers and leaders who developed the theory, led it to power, and presided over its collapse, as well as those who are trying to revive it today. 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.

x-large
Author(s): Joshua Muravchik
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Joshua Muravchik
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Product Number Z100150584
Released: Jul 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515935926

Sign up for our email newsletter