Communism on the Decline: The Failure of “Soviet Socialism” by George C. Guins (auth.)

By George C. Guins (auth.)

Communist dictatorship rests not just on a police regime supported via terror. As this author attempted to give an explanation for in his earlier paintings, Soviet legislations and Soviet Society, the Communist regime is based to a wide measure at the fiscal dependence of all voters at the nation, as an common monopolist and a unmarried enterprise. it really is most unlikely to help this type of regime via coercion purely. Communism attempts consequently to provoke individuals with its achievements and to signify nice expectancies. It publicizes itself infallible and invincible. The decay of Communism starts off whilst its achievements stop to fulfill humans, whilst its gives you don't increase enthusiasm, and its infallibility turns into uncovered; while humans start to take into account that the Communist philosophy is predicated on illusions and its regime is vicious and despotic. whilst this happens then coercion proves to be progressively more inefficient, and it turns into progressively more tough to safe the people's help. the govt. starts off to believe that the jobs are replaced and that it's the govern­ ment which depends upon the folk instead of the folk at the government.

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Therefore, even the psychology of the so-called khoziaistvenniki (those persons occupying official positions in some aspect of the country's economy) is the psychology either of civil servants or of active party members, if they are at the same time party workers in responsible positions. ' A system of official dependence induces a certain accuracy in the fulfillment of assignments, to avoid responsibility for changes made of one's own accord. At worst, it encourages obsequiousness and a tendency for higher officials to pass res1 E.

2 Again, in such a case, business experiences and interests are transmitted from one person to another, in accordance with the general laws of social psychology, by imitation, inspiration, or psychological infection. Competition intensifies effort, success inspires hopes, habituation to business becomes an important factor in economic progress. The developement of business enterprise is a direct function Louis A. Thiers, The Rights of Property, London, I848, pp. 25, 54, and 75. • L. I. B. I9B. ECONOMY WITHOUT ENTREPRENEURS of property ownership since it is property ownership which guarantees the right of free management and the right of appropriation of all profits.

R. is monstrously cumbersome. There are in the Soviet Union about five hundred ministries, including those of the constituent Union Republics and Autonomous Republics, and an enormous number of various government agencies. 'SOCIALIST' REALITY I. The Enormous Apparatus In I924, when the federal government of the Soviet Union was established, there were in Moscow only ten People's Commissariats (now ministries). In I936, the number of commissariats in the central government apparatus increased to eighteen: Defense, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Railways, Postal and Electrical Communications, Water Transportation, Heavy Industry, Defense Industry, Food Industry, Light Industry, Timber Industry, Agriculture, State Grain and Livestock Farms, Finance, Internal Trade, Domestic Affairs, Justice, and Public Health.

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