Author Archives: Mark Smith

Communism on Tomorrow Street: Equality — and the limits of the social contract

In his very stimulating post, Steven Harris emphasizes again the egalitarian nature of Khrushchev’s housing drive. He goes on to suggest that this egalitarian approach, and especially the waiting list which filtered people’s broadly egalitarian expectations of access to housing, … Continue reading

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Communism on Tomorrow Street — the burden of class

Historians have taken proper account of the Soviet mass housing program in recent years, and I’m grateful to Steve Barnes for the invitation to discuss an important and original new book on the subject. Steven Harris’s Communism on Tomorrow Street … Continue reading

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