The Rise and Fall of Communism contains all the ingredients of a definitive work of global format: scientifically proven, all-encompassing and above all well written.
From the internationally acclaimed Oxford authority on Communism comes a piece of work that examines the origins of the ideology, its development in different nations, its collapse in many of those countries following perestroika, and its current incarnations around the globe. The Rise and Fall of Communism explores how and why Communists came to power; how they were able, in a variety of countries on different continents, to hold on to power for so long; and what brought about the downfall of so many Communist systems. For this comprehensive and illuminating work, Brown draws on more than forty years of research and on a wealth of new sources. Tracing the story of Communism from its nineteenth-century roots, Brown explains both its expansion and its decline in the twentieth century.
Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and a former Emeritus Fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford authority in the area of Soviet and Eastern-European political history. For his book The Gorbachev Factor Brown won the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for "the best political science book of its year".
‘This book is the crowning achievement of Archie Brown's career. I have to admire this gigantic achievement, based on innumerable Russian and other sources ... he systematises and conceptualises the subject brilliantly ... For decades this volume will remain a definitive study of communism.'
- Literary Review
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