Cold War Capitalism

Cold War Capitalism: The View from Moscow, 1945-1975 – Richard B. Day

Looking back from the perspective of the mid-1990s, it is difficult to believe that Soviet power for so long presented a threat and a challenge to the capitalist system. Yet, until only a few short years ago, many in the West saw the Soviet Union as a military-industrial colossus--and ourselves as decadent, dispirited, and rapidly losing ground. This book examines the extent to which Soviet economists shared that opinion.

Covering the period from the end of World War II to the beginning of detente (coinciding with the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam and the Watergate crisis), Cold War Capitalism takes up the analysis of Marxist-Leninist intellectual life which Richard Day began in The "Crisis" and the "Crash": Soviet Studies of the West (1917-1939). This ongoing inquiry into Soviet political economy offers fascinating insights into both the perceptual origins of the Cold War and the tenacity with which it was waged.

  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe (September 1, 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 1563246619
  • ISBN-13: 9781563246616