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Author Kornai, János,
Title By force of thought : irregular memoirs of an intellectual journey / János Kornai.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]

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Author Kornai, János,
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Subject Kornai, János.
Economists -- Hungary -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 461 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-447) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents My family and youth--1928-1944 -- How I became a communist--1945-1947 -- On a communist newspaper--1947-1955 -- Waking up--1953-1955 -- The beginning of a research career--1955-October 23, 1956 -- Revolution and after--October 23, 1956-1959 -- My universities--1957-1959 -- The economic application of mathematical methods--1957-1968 -- Traveling to the West--1963 onward -- Against the current--1967-1970 -- Institute, university, and academy--1967 onward.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary "Janos Kornai, a distinguished Hungarian economist, began his adult life as an ardent believer in socialism and then became a critic of the communist political and economic system. He lost family members in the Holocaust, contributed to the ideological preparation for the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and became an influential theorist of the post-Soviet economic transition. He has been a journalist, a researcher prohibited from teaching in his home country, and a tenured professor at Harvard. By Force of Thought traces Kornai's lifelong intellectual journey and offers a subjective complement to his academic research."
"Kornai's memoir describes his research - including his present-day evaluation of his past work - as well as the social and political environments in which he did his work. The difficulties faced by a critic of central planning in a communist country are made especially vivid by material from newly opened secret police files and informers' reports on his activities. By Force of Thought will be a resource for students of economic thought, socialist systems, and postsocialist transition, and for readers interested in Eastern European intellectual life before, during, and after communism."--Jacket.
ISBN 9780262277440 (electronic bk.)
0262277441 (electronic bk.)
0262113023 (alk. paper)
9780262113021 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 123180746
Additional Format Print version: Kornai, János. By force of thought. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006 0262113023 9780262113021 (DLC) 2006049406 (OCoLC)70167847.

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