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Ripe for Revolution

Building Socialism in the Third World

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674244313

Publication Date: 12/14/2021

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 photos, 5 maps


  • Introduction: Socialist Revolution as a Global Process
  • 1. Asian Axis: The Indonesian Communist Party and the Struggle for Power in Sukarno’s Indonesia
  • 2. Democratic Communism: Allende’s Chile and Peaceful Transition
  • 3. Tanzanian Ujamaa: Building Socialism in a Communist World
  • 4. Lenin without Marx: Communism Comes to Angola
  • 5. Opiate of the Masses, or Stimulant? Socialism, Religion, and Revolution in Iran
  • Conclusion: The Evolution of Socialism
  • Archive Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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