The Decline of Socialism

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The worldwide decline of socialism has been more total and pervasive than that of liberalism. A dominant system of politics and economics has been abandoned - because it has failed. What are the repercussions of this decline, on the first world and developing countries? Can we imagine or predict another, equivalent ideological force for the future?

This is the 1989 Special Lecture.

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Sir Ralf Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf studied at Hamburg University between 1947 and 1952, becoming a doctor of philosophy and classics in 1952. He continued his academic research at London School of Economics under Karl Popper as a...

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