Nikolai Bukharin and the New Economic Policy: A Middle Way?
By Jonathan J. Bean
This article appeared in the Summer 1997 issue of The Independent Review

The Soviet reformers of the late 1980s saw the “market socialism” of the New Economic Policy of the 1920s as a model to emulate. But the NEP was laced with internal contradictions, and the failure to grasp this fact contributed to the Soviet collapse.

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