The Unfinished Revolution; An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism

The Unfinished Revolution; An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism

The Unfinished Revolution; An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism

The Unfinished Revolution; An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism

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This book is not a genealogy of political ideas. My main interest has been to find out what makes Marxism alive and relevant in certain societies, while elsewhere socialism and communism remain the creeds of insignificant sects or intellectual coteries.

It would take me much too long to list all the people to whom I am indebted in connection with this book. But I should certainly mention with gratitude Mr. Charles D. Lieber of Random House, Miss Mary Towle, my secretary, and Mr. Gabriel Grasberg, my assistant during one phase of this work.

It is perhaps appropriate in view of one of the main themes ofthe book, that this study of socialism should have been assistedby Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Carnegie, the names being thoseof the foundations which have been very generous. The RussianResearch Center at Harvard has provided me with leisure notusually available to a college teacher. I am grateful to its personnel and to my colleagues on its staff and particularly to itsfirst director, Mr. Clyde Kluckhohn.

Eliot House Cambridge, April 1960 . . .

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