The Episode “38. Communism” of “The Rest Is History“
It was one of the great political ideologies of the 20th century, vying with capitalism for supremacy.
Now communism has retreated from the political mainstream having failed to create the utopia of a classless society.
Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland discuss the origins of communism as a theory and the frequently repressive attempts to govern by its principles.
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Produced by Jack Davenport
Exec Producer Tony Pastor
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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.
They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius.
They’re distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.
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