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Joshua Muravchik lives in Maryland with his family.

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Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House (2004) — Contributor — 149 copies, 2 reviews

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Outstanding. Covers distinct episodes of socialist history: Babeuf / French Revolution, Owens / Utopia, Marx/Engels, Russian, Labor party /England, Unions/US, Russian and Chinese paths in the 90s, Brit Labor in the 90s. Threaded throughout most of the stories is the purist left / socialist / communist true believers contrasted with the practical and reforming types.
 
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apende | 3 other reviews | Jul 12, 2022 |
I bought this book over a decade ago, but never felt like reading it. Somehow I look at it and think "textbook". My mistake.

This is one of the better histories of socialism. I like his method of telling the history through short biographies of major players. Each chapter corresponds to one or two actors who exemplify that period.
 
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Hae-Yu | 3 other reviews | Jun 20, 2022 |
Maravchik's grandparents were members of the Socialist Revolutionaries in Tsarist Russia, which was one of the more radical and terror-oriented groups working in Russia prior to Lenin's takeover. This book is a collection of brief biographies of the most important socialists, from the early Babeuf, Own, Engels, Marx, and Bernstein, Lenin, Mussolini's fascist heretic, and the modern Deng, Gorbachev and others.
 
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