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Capitalism, communism, and coexistence : from the bitter past to a better prospect /
John Kenneth Galbraith and Stanislav Menshikov.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
vi, 225 pages ; 22 cm
0395473160, 9780395473160
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
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Socialism in light of its history -- Socialism now : the causes of the slowdown -- Gorbachev : reforms or revolution? -- Capitalism in review -- What went wrong with modern capitalism -- "The Galbraith reforms" -- The future of capitalism -- The future of socialism -- Economic and political relations between the United States and the U.S.S.R. -- The superpower syndrome -- The conditions for coexistence -- Terms of cooperation -- Terms of cooperation : final words.
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Gift; Robert S. Kenny; ; RB340282 .
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1988-04-15:
For 10 days in his Vermont farmhouse, liberal economist Galbraith (The Affluent Society) held a minisummit with Menshikov, a Soviet economist who edits Prague's party journal. This transcript of their cautious talks offers fresh ideas for those seeking closer U.S.-Soviet relations. Both agree that their respective countries should cooperate on medical research, development of energy sources and the war against narcotics. Both are receptive to joint economic projects that might stimulate an expansion of trade. They also criticize establishment interests on both sides that seek to perpetuate the cold war. As the duo takes turns cross-examining each other on the relative merits of capitalism and communism, Menshikov offers a picture of socialism at odds with the one commonly found in the U.S. news media. Galbraith calls for higher taxes in the U.S. but otherwise offers few concrete proposals to remedy what he sees as a capitalism in decline since 1970. Author tour. (May)
Appeared in Library Journal on 1988-06-01:
$17.95. int affairs Galbraith, an eminent American economist, and Menshikov, a Soviet academician and journalist, met in 1987 to discuss the history and future of competing socialist and capitalist systems and prospects for continued coexistence. Their frank, thoughtful exchange, reproduced as a transcript and published simultaneously in the USSR, will interest specialists seeking insights into Gorbachev's reforms and liberals sympathetic to Galbraith's prescriptions for capitalism. Lay readers will find the conversational format lacking in background and necessary data ( see Ed Hewett's Reforming the Soviet Economy, LJ 4/15/88 , for an excellent overview of the Soviet economy and reforms). Recommended for larger public and academic collections as a valuable example of East-West cooperation and for the opinions of its noted authors. James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens
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