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Socialist idea

Socialist idea

a reappraisal; edited by Leszek Kolakowski and Stuart Hampshire.

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Socialism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    ContributionsHampshire, Stuart, 1914-2004, Kołakowski, Leszek.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination272 p. ;
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21602036M


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