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La nueva clase. Un análisis del régimen comunista

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Este es un libro sobre el comunismo, escrito por un hombre que hasta hace muy poco tiempo era uno de sus héroes. Ejemplifica y expresa la angustiada desilusión de los intelectuales de la órbita soviética, que sostienen la necesidad de una urgente y amplia democratización. Documento político, uno de los más importantes de nuestra época, no tiene ninguna semejanza con la pro ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published 1957 by Edhasa
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Alan Fogelquist
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic analysis of false promises and the degeneration of a Communist or Leninist revolution into a new class society with new forms of domination, exploitation and inequality. A cogent critique from the inside.
Orgon Solo
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolutely scathing attack on totalitarian communism written by one of yugoslavian dictator Tito`s close aidès, he know whereof he speaks. If I remember correctly the author was quickly donated to prison after this book, but he writes very authoritavely, and explores the many facets of socialism that can wreck havoc on a nation. I read it in norwegian, but will try to translate a choic equote here "When the New Clss leaves the world scene - and it will hapen someday - there will be le ...more
Aug 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marxism
Publication of this book was aided by the CIA: it shows. Anti-communist nonsense of the highest order.
Marko Boskovic
U prvim poglavljima Đilas daje dobru analizu formiranja i učvršćivanja nove klase. Partijski čelnici postaju novi upravljači sredstava proizvodnje i samostalno raspolažu njihovim plodovima. Pripadnici te nove klase razvijaju sopstvenu (samo)svest, i dominantno se reprodukuju iz sopstvenih redova (deca privilegovanih i sama postaju privilegovana).

Ostatak knjige je čudan. Đilas se upinje da osudi svaki aspekt socijalističkog društva u Jugoslaviji i zemljama Varšavskog pakta, i pri tome često gener
Luka Nikolic
Knjiga se dosta tesko cita, pogotovo sto Djilas dosta suvo pise a i posto smatram da je neko vece i detaljnije predznanje potrebno o komunizmu da se razume knjiga u potpunosti

Mane dela na stranu, jeste bilo revolucionarno za ono vreme i imalo je veliki uticaj i na zapadu (Friedman je spomenuo bas ovu knjigu tokom lekcije "What is America?" kad je pricao o slobodi govora)

Aug 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I consider Djilas's criticisms of the Soviet Union to be excessive, and biased by two factors (his American publisher presumably wanting as negative an assessment of communism as possible; and his own personal bitterness resulting from having been put in Soviet prisons), this book is a good account of the state capitalism that was the USSR of the time, from a man who knew the inner workings of the communist system intimately.

Also, his optimism, from back in 1957, for the progress of moder
Bill V
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a bit too dry and esoteric for my taste. I tend to struggle with philosophical and political tracts and this one is no exception. It did help clarify some questions I had about communism versus other political/economic systems, i.e. democracy and capitalism. Given that the book was originally written in 1957, it was interesting to see how some points the author made turned out to be wrong, others rights and some have yet to be determined.
it is certainly a renegade, anti-communist, anti-Marxist account of socialism experimentations (and class analysis) in Eastern Europe (became a best-seller anti-communist propaganda in Cold War era). However, there are some germs of useful insights, observations about the characteristics of these 'real socialisms'; i.e. the role of bureaucracy.
i like djilas quite a bit. his presentation of a 'new class' is a bit overreaching, i think, though as a critique of the distortions & inegalitarianisms in the yugoslav system, it is worthy of one's attention.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: commusm
Great analysis from internal "betrayer" . The new class is disease of the power. The burecrates create this class with the monopol power they have are the new class - all other people are lower class their new slaves.
Jul 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a phase.
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A former Yugoslav, a once close associate of Marshal Tito, analyzes the Communist system as he sees it in operation, and is disillusioned.
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Milovan Đilas (Podbišće, kod Mojkovca, 4. jun 1911 — Beograd, 20. april 1995) je bio crnogorski i jugoslovenski komunista, pa disident, učesnik Narodnooslobodilačke borbe, politički teoretičar, i pisac iz Crne Gore.