What went wrong with Russian Communism?
April 9, 2012 7:32 AM Subscribe
Book recommendation to answer the question: Why did Communism fail in Russia?
posted by jay.eye.elle.elle. to Law & Government (20 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a non-fiction book that details exactly what went wrong with Russian Communism in the most apolitical way possible. I'm sorta envisioning a book with the benefit of historical perspective and that ideally links different stages of the collapse to social, demographic, economic, etc. trends at the time.
It seems like it's so easy for people to write off Communism by saying "Well, you know... RUSSIA" and I suspect it might not be getting a fair shake. I want as factual an account as possible, treating every ideological system in the least pejorative way possible. There's a lot of books out there and I'm just not sure where to start. Thanks!