"Reflections on the Revolution in Europe" Book Review by Nicky

"Reflections on the Revolution in Europe"
Reviews Ralf Dahrendorf 's book "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Warsaw" .
# 148326 | 1,175 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2011 | US


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This paper emphasizes that Ralf Dahrendorf 's somewhat dated book "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Warsaw" was written in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall and just before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Dahrendorf modeled his book, the author explains, on the famous 1790 essay written by the Edmund Burke entitled "Reflections on the Revolution in France". The paper relates Dahrendorf's thesis is that a radical form of economic transition forcing a rapid transition to a capitalist society is demanded by the situation in Eastern Europe rather than the socialist democracy model in Sweden.

From the Paper:

"Today, even if the residents of Eastern Europe are no longer struggling with the immediate aftereffects of shifting from a command to a free economy, clearly unregulated freedom of the independent banking system (and an independent banking system is one of the things Dahrendorf advocates) is no panacea. Even some Western European nations are adopting some of the controls on the economy Dahrendorf associates with the bad old ways of Eastern Europe that must be shocked out of the system. And also, capitalism and democracy are not causally related, even if they are often conjoined historically."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dahrendorf, Ralf. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Warsaw. New York: Random House, 1990
  • Minogue, Kenneth. "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe." Book Review National Review. FindArticles.com. 18 Apr, 2009. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n20_v42/ai_9016900/

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