Heaven on Earth
The Rise and Fall of SocialismeBook - 2002
Annotation Joshua Muravchik traces the fiery trajectory of socialism with sketches of dreamers and doers who developed the theory, led it to power, and presided over its collapse. Among them are the French revolutionary Gracchus Babeuf, whose "Conspiracy of Equals" wanted to outlaw private property; Robert Owen, who tried to plant a model socialist utopia in the United States; Friedrich Engels, who created the cult of Karl Marx and "scientific" socialism; Benito Mussolini, self-proclaimed socialist heretic and inventor of fascism; Clement Attlee, who set out to build socialism democratically in Britain; Julius Nyerere, who hoped to make Tanzania a model for the developing world; and Mikhail Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping and Tony Blair, who became socialism's inadvertent undertakers. "Heaven on Earth" is an epic chronicle of a movement that tried to turn the world upside down-and for a time succeeded.
Publisher: San Francisco : Encounter Books, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (417 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations