Capitalism's Mysterious Triumph: "SYNOPSIS: Communism failed because of an inability to provide a sustaining reason for existance; only under crisis could it work.(1997):
Recently my local public television station has been showing a fascinating series entitled 'Russia's War' - a history, produced in Russia, of the Soviet Union's struggle in World War II. It is not a pretty story: the producers do not hesitate to tell the full story of Stalin's brutality, and they do not try to mask the ugliness of war with patriotic romanticism. Yet this stark honesty in a way makes the account of the Soviet Union's wartime achievement all the more impressive.