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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

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07/30/2014Sheldon L. Richman

In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide socialist takeover, but that the revolution they did ignite had brought Russia to the "very edge of the abyss."

Volume 5, Number 1 (1981)


Sheldon L. Richman

Sheldon Richman is the editor of Ideas on Liberty, the monthly magazine of the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America’s Families; Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax; and \(forthcoming\) Tethered Citizens: Time to Abolish the Welfare State \(all from The Future of Freedom Foundation\). He is a contributor to the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics.

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Richman, Sheldon L. "War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom." Journal of Libertarian Studies 5, No.1 (1981): 89–97.