L'Esperimento profano

For three quarters of the twentieth century the world has revolved around the Soviet experiment: in favor or against the idea to contrast the advance of capitalism and to affirm the utopia of communism. With the sudden collapse of the USSR, the silence came. That experience has been removed, becoming a taboo for its protagonists, its orphans and its enemies.
The result of forty years of research by one of the most authoritative scholar, this book shows the guiding ideas and the mechanisms of power marking the rise and decline of that experiment: the clash between intellectuals elites and the men of the popular management, resulted in the progressive development of market mechanisms and the defeat of the policy-project.
With a rigorous and sharp language, indispensable elements of Western culture are back on the scene.
Author: 
Rita Di Leo
Published in: 
2012
Translated in French by:
with title: L'Expérience profane