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


reviewed by Goodwin Watson - 1961

coverTitle: The Unfinished Revolution: An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism
Author(s): A. B. Ulam
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Thanks to television Westerns, most Americans have an easy formula for dealing with the Communist portion of the world. The Reds are the Bads; we are the Goods; if we are quicker on the draw, we can shoot the gun right out of their hands. Even among educators and other opinion leaders in America, Marxism is likely to be dismissed with the observation that Marx has been proved wrong about the increasing misery of the industrial workers, or that Lenin and his successors perverted good theory into bad practice. While the political, economic, and intellectual influence of Communists has grown to encompass nearly half the population of the world, there has been no substantial improvement in American understanding of the ideology behind the movement. Russian or Chinese policy is interpreted as if it did not really differ, except in its lack of morality, from our own power politics. Adam B. Ulam, Professor... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 6, 1961, p. 507-507
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3362, Date Accessed: 4/15/2021 12:39:27 AM

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