Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World

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Mark Blyth Why do you get Stalinism and Maoism? Because you are taking peasant agricultural societies, with very low levels of capital, and you are trying to integrate them into the world economy. (Source)

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